Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by mollyw on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:00 AM
My mom was recently diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, so I decided to get a lung screening at the hospital myself. I have never ever smoked, but I am overweight. The results came back stating that I have a 3mm nodule in the left upper lobe, pleural-based, as well as some other calficied nodules. They said that it was of questionable significance but that the CT should be repeated in 6 months. Has anyone began their journey thru this with a similar diagnosis? Any info, good or bad, would be appreciated.
by cmcqb on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:00 AM
I would ask the doctor for a PET scan. They did not find mine either until I had one and that is because my doctor forced the issue with insurance. Thank God, I was in surgery with 2 weeks.
Doc forced the issue because my dad had lung cancer and died from it.
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