early lung cancer? please help

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early lung cancer? please help

by jburns21 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 05:27 PM

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I am 18 years old and have been using a juul for a little under a year.  Recently I went to the doctor about chest pain and had a bunch of cardiac tests done, all came back negative for anything.  Following the tests I had a CT of my chest done and the results came back showing a single 9x7 mm slightly lobulated nodule in my apricoposterior upper left lobe.  I have continuous pain radiating from middle to left upper chest and a little down the left side of my chest that feels like a combination of sharp and squeezing pain.  I am scheduled for a PET/CT.  What is the likelihood that this is cancer?

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by marti152 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 06:49 PM

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Good morning. I know your stress and fear.  Since they found the nodule, it is good that they are going to do the PET/CT. Lung cancer is slow growing. You can get lung cancer because you have lungs. I do not know whether Juul contributed to the situation but it could be aggravating it. Probably best to stop though. My lung cancer was found early. I had same test and then after I had the CT and the PET, I had the biopsy. My best suggestion is: this is stressful. Baby yourself, don't blame yourself. Do not let your head get ahead of yourself. One step at a time. When all the tests are done, and they give you the results, take someone with you. For the time being, just get from one test to the other and try not to panic. This group is a life saver and helped me through many questions and stressful moments. Keep in mind that the early diagnosis is invaluable. I had surgery and I have been in remission for five years.   Hang in there. Peace. 

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by jburns21 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 08:30 PM

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Okay thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it and good luck to you. I hope it continues to go well.

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by pip1948 on Sat Oct 06, 2018 02:38 PM

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I certainly don't know anything for sure, but honestly I have never heard of lung cancer that small causing all that pain, that you are talking about? 

I am 70 and they just found a 12mm nodule in my right lung. I have had a CT and a PET and am scheduled for surgery in 20 days. They are hopeful that this little nodule is it, but truely haven't biopsied yet, so not absolutly sure that it is cancer. 

From what I have read, things that can mimic cancer are mostly fungal infections of varying kinds. Those can be dealth with. 

So, don't get a head of yourself with this, wait until the tests come back to get crazy.

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