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Recent Lung CT scan doctor wants to talk to me i am scared looking for support

aglagirl
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i had a ct scam done on monday and tuesday the doctors office called saying the doctor needed me to make an appointment to discuss the results.  i have no syptoms but asked for the test to be done as i could be losing my benefits later this year and wanted all tests possible done. I am totally freaking out here and my appointment is not until Friday.  Is it customary that they want to discuss the results no matter what the results are?

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Allyson Frame
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Hi Aglagirl!

Just Breathe...  It is normal to discuss test results at a separate appointment, regardless of the results. I am so sorry that you have to wait so long. It can be so difficult. Take one day at a time and your appointment will be here before you know it. Hang in there! Maybe if you try to keep busy, that will help a little. 

aglagirl
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Thank you so much for the support and response Allyson Frame.  My mind is racing but fortunately I have a lot to do today to keep me busy.  I sure am hoping as you say no matter what the results they want to meet to discuss.  I am hoping it is just a swift kick in the rear to get me on track to stop this stupid smoking habit I have.  Have a great day and peace be with all of us.

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Allyson Frame
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Let us know what he says. Hugs!! Stop being so hard on yourself. Ally

aglagirl
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only a few hours to wait now gonna go do some wii fit surely if my lungs were impaired I would think I would be too short of breath to do that. will keep you posted I am a survivor of cervical cancer 31 years I always fear it is lurking waiting to strike again. hugs to all

aglagirl
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I have 2 suspicious nodules and will go to pulmonary doc and of course they will biopsy and possible pet scan we are working to get that set up now they are a 4 on suspect.scale

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z
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Until its biopsied its not cancer.  How big are they?   I did have a 7mm that grew to 1.1 cm upon rescan 2 months later and my lower right lobe was removed via vats surgery, (squamous cell cancer), and that was 9-23-10, and I am fine now.    

While having a follow up scan a year later, I had a 3mm nodule on my left lung and upon rescan 2 months later it was gone.  So they can come and go.  It could be an infection as well.  Keep us posted and I wish you well.  BTW, if it is anything it will have been caught very early which is the best thing possible.

Lori

aglagirl
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thank your lori for the positive feed back the pcp said they are both about an inch in size one in each lung. and I am sure hoping by me being proactive in my asking to be checked that it is a good thing. did you have to have chemo or radiation? I am keeping myself busy and positive that it is early detection and it is anodules and not masses.  the mind is such a pwerful thing just races all over. but I am also proud to say I have had probably only half as many smokes as I would have had normally today. glad all is well with you and prayers for continued good reports

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z
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Hello, An inch is still pretty small.  I was a stage 1a NOMO, I had no chemo or radiation.  I had an anal cancer stage II and completed tx for that on 6-30-09, so I was having follow up scans when the lung cancer was found.  The lung cancer wasn't a metasis from the anal cancer because it had no hpv in it, whereas, the anal cancer did.  I was a 35 year, pack a day smoker and quit on 5-4-09 after the anal cancer dx.  The dr said I would do better because of the chemo/rad.  I used the nicorette gum to quit which I loved.  When I had my vats surgery for the lung cancer the PA said I sould quit the gum, and because I had no gum while I was in the hospital recovering from vats surgery, it was easier to detox.  I chew regular gum now.  I know I would smoke now if it wouldn't hurt my health.  Both of my cancers are caused by smoking as well.  I wouldn't have quit if not for the cancers.  I wish you well and keep us posted.  Lori

aglagirl
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the doc did say because of prior cancer in 85 they are looking at me a lil different then others. you have been through alot lori so glad you are doing g so well. this stupid smoking habit is hard to kick and sucks to even think was dumb enough to start. I generally smoke very close to a pack a day today I hope to end the day having only smoked 8 and cut back every day. no matter the outcome I really want to.give them up 

aglagirl
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I have done the pet scan and met again with the doc and I am so relived to report that nothing lit up on the pet scan sooooo........we will continue to watch the nodule and do CT scan every 90 days for 2 years.  The doc did say that typically the size nodule that I have would show up on the pet scan so we are taking that as a good sign.  I am also very happy to say I am smoker free for 16 days.  Hugs to all suffering may you have some releif today!!

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z
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Thanks for sharing your great news and I wish you continued great news!  Wonderful that you are smoke free for 16 days keep up the good work, its worth it.

LoriCool

Esty
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I've started using Lifemel home which my doctor told me about, 

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LifeMel (Life Mel) - Chemo Support Honey 

GloriaA
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I have lung cancer and just being monitored right now with periodic scans. I did Chemo and radiation. I was also a smoker and initially the surgeon thought he could operate, but I had to be smoke free for at least two weeks prior. So you need to quit smoking now so you don't delay any treatments. Hugs to you! I actually quit smoking but now am addicted to vaping....on lowest nicotine. Doctor wasn't thrilled but let it go.

delta3ad
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Dear Gloria I pray that all goes well with you. I was diagnosed 6 years ago. left lower lobectomy, right upper wedge. 2 surgeries 6 weeks apart,  then chemo. Best advice i can give is to do cardio 4 to 5 times per week. take it slow then work up to 30 to 40 minutes a day. Try and work on your heart rate for your age. No matter your current shape just start somewhere. Be dedicated it is your life. I pray that God will have mercy, and fully heal you. He will listen just ask.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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