Seems like Mom's Dr is moving too slow. LC Recurrence

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Seems like Mom's Dr is moving too slow. LC Recurrence

by joseph2 on Tue Dec 13, 2016 08:20 PM

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Mom had 1/2 of one lung recected 1.5 years ago and has been getting scans every few months.  Her latest scan says the following:

"Evaluation of the lung windows demonstrates the patient to be status post RIGHT upper lobectomy. The central airways are patent. There are increased multiple RIGHT lower lobe nodules. For example, subpleural RIGHT lower lobe nodule on series 4 image 44 measures 11 mm, previously 9 mm. RIGHT lower lobe nodule on series 4 image 38 measures 12 mm, previously 9 mm. Subpleural nodule on series 4 image 34 measures 15 mm, previously 6 mm. Several new pulmonary nodules are present, including 13 mm RIGHT lower lobe nodule on series 4 image 47. There is no parenohymal consolidation. No pneumothorax. No aggressive osseous lesions. "

This is reflecting a change of 3 months of growth.  From what I was reading, a growth of 7mm to 9mm (2mm growth) is a doubling of volume.  

She is positive for EGFR and in her early 80s.  She doesn't want to do any further aggressive treatment (chemo/radiation or surgery), but her oncologist NOT recommending starting any of the EGFR treatments and is fine with her waiting until mid May (6 months from now) to do another scan...  

Am I the only one that thinks this is a bit crazy??

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