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Timing of diagnosis

Jim112
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Joined: May 2019

I am new here and would like some advice about the progression of my diagnosis.

4/23 went to doctor over cough I had for about 2 month. He ordered a ct scan same day that showed a mass in my right upper lobe.

5/1 had PET scan which showed multiple spots on lungs, lymph nodes and bones

5/6 had pulmonary function test

5/6 met with oncologist. He was unable to tell me anything specific without a biopsy, but ordered a brain MRI

5/7 met with pulmonologist who confirmed I had lung cancer based on PET scan and ordered biopsy

5/10 have brain MRI scheduled 

5/16 have biopsy scheduled

5/20 have appointment with oncologist to review biopsy results and plan treatment.

Does this seem like a reasonable time frame? I feel like everyone is moving things along as fast as they but would like some input from people who have been there. Thanks for any advice you can give.

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Mk1029
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Joined: May 2019

i’m no expert but your experience seems similar to mine. Mine might have taken longer. 

I was diagnosed last May and it seemed to take forever. 

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jorola
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Joined: Mar 2016

No offence and been there myself, you are focused on you so of course you want things to move along one immediately after the other. However consider you are involving 2 specialists, 2 specialized scans, a specialized breathing test and a minor operation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning all done within 27 days and actually 19 business days. All the while they are doing the same for how many other people?

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