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#1 packysmum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

My mums doctor has just found a nodule on my mums lung. She's had a cough and shortness of breath for months. The doctor at first put it down to infection and shes been on antibiotics but it hasnt cleared. She had an xray a few months ago and it wasn't there but had another xray last week and they have found it. She used to smoke years ago. The doctors sending her for a ct scan tomorrow and he said it is good that it hasn't branched out. What's the chances of the results tomorrow being good news? I know there's a possibility it could be cancer but I'm trying to stay positive for her. Anyone had any experience with this kind of thing? Good & bad ?
TIA

#2 lamarque

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Sorry, no advice but just wanted to wish your Mum all the best.   original.gif

#3 packysmum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE
Sorry, no advice but just wanted to wish your Mum all the best.

Thanx

#4 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I have nodules on my lungs.  They were found about 3 1/2 years ago, I had one follow up CTscan 6 months later, and they had not grown appreciably so nothing was done.

I am having another CT scan on Wednesday, if they still show no significant growth, that will be it.  No more follow up necessary.

Good luck to your Mum, I hope all goes well. bbighug.gif



#5 Therese

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

Good luck to your mum packysmum.

And FlutterbyBlue I hope your scan on Wednesday goes well too.

#6 Chookin

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

During the diagnosis of my mums liver cancer there were a few tiny nodules on her lungs. They were 4mm so too small for PET scans to detect as cancer and they haven't disappeared with the chemo which is good as that means they are just nodules or scarring. So what I am trying to say is that oncologist said that nodules on lungs are quite common and if people have had bad cases of bronchitis over the years they scar the lungs.
Good luck, hope all is well.

#7 naturalgoodness

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I had nodules on my lungs that showed up in a CT scan. I had a cough and shortness of breath that was not asthma. I also smoked for a good number of years. It was not until after I quit smoking that the symptoms started.

It was initially thought that I had cancer and undertook numerous scans. It turns out they were granulomas from sarcoidosis (lung effected) which I am managing and is not life threatening.

It is possible for things to turn out not to be cancer - I hope this is the case for your mother  original.gif

#8 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

How did your Mum go, do you know yet?





Thank you Therese, I will find out next week sometime. biggrin.gif





#9 Mousky

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

So many things can cause nodules. My mum has one, they first thought it was from exposure to tb in her nursing years, then thought it was from bronchitis, and the new theory is that it's from a bout of phenomia some time in the past. Good luck to your mum I sincerely hope it's something minor.

#10 Dani

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I wish your Mum all the best and I'm sure it'll be nothing......I know the nodules I have on my lungs are from an autoimmune disease I have called "Sarcoidosis".  As the PP said there are any number of reasons for lung nodules and not all are sinister (they just need v. close monitoring by a good pulminologist.)




#11 packysmum

Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Thanx for everyone's replies so far and support.
Mum had her ct scan on Monday and she's just called me and said her gp's surgery just called her and said they are referring her to a respiratory clinic at the hospital. She asked the receptionist is she needed to see her go for her results of scan but she said no just to go to clinic. She also tried to get some kind of results or an idea of what it is, but of course the receptionist wouldn't say anything. So we still aren't sure exactly what's going on?!

#12 naturalgoodness

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

That was what happened to me too - referred straight to respiratory clinic at the hospital. It is there that all the testing was done to ascertain exactly what my issue was. Hopefully your Mum is triaged quickly and put high up on the list to get a quick appointment.

#13 packysmum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Bit of an update. Still no closer to having any results. Mno news on the lung nodule. Mum has been back to gp several times again. She was in a lot of pain under her arm and around to the back of her lungs. She's had several X-rays/ct scans. Gp has treated her for pleurisy. Antibiotics helped with pain for about 3 days. Now pain is back and she's found a lump on her chest above her breast. She been for another xray & ct scan today. She hasn't been to respitory clinic yet, another 2 weeks her appointment is. I was hoping it was just pleurisy, but now this lump has appeared I'm worried.

#14 JustMe&Us

Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

packysmum - I feel for you and my fingers are crossed that everything turns out ok.  I know that horrible feeling of waiting and waiting and the worry that comes with all of it.

Just been through similar.

My thoughts are with you and your mum.

bbighug.gif

#15 packysmum

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Great8.  Thanx for yr kind words....yeah the waiting is the worst!

#16 packysmum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Just an update and unfortunately it's not good. My mum has lung cancer. I'm still I'm shock, we only found out today. I took her to hospital cause she started coughing blood. Tomorrow she's having more tests to see if its gone any further. I can't believe this is happening ....

Just an update and unfortunately it's not good. My mum has lung cancer. I'm still I'm shock, we only found out today. I took her to hospital cause she started coughing blood. Tomorrow she's having more tests to see if its gone any further. I can't believe this is happening ....

#17 EsmeLennox

Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

I'm so sorry. It is such a shock when you first get the news. It'll take a few days for the dust to settle and more time still for the news to sink in. I hope your Mum gets good care and treatment.

Take care.

#18 beaglebaby

Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I'm so sorry, after so much messing around with testing and treatment this must really be hurting.  I hope they now treat her quickly.

#19 packysmum

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

Thank u for the support.... I just hope they can treat my mum.... I'm really scared of losing her

#20 JustMe&Us

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Oh gosh, I am so sorry.  It is the type of lung cancer that will determine the outcome, my Mum was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer.

I truly hope that it is a slow growing cancer and one that can be treated.

I feel horrible for you because I know how you are feeling.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



#21 naturalgoodness

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

I am sorry to hear it turned out to be lung cancer. In my early days I can remember doing a fair bit of looking at cancer when I was waiting.

I hope you Mum can be treated and recover.

#22 packysmum

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Mum had an endoscopy this arvo. Not good news. She also had a bronchial tumour.  It's obstructing her airways. It' s also in her bones . BrĂ in scan tomorrow. They think less than 6months .im shattered

#23 JustMe&Us

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:31 PM


I am so very sorry for your Mum and for you and the rest of the family, that is such terrible news.

My Mum was found to have 6 brain tumours the same day the lung cancer was diagnosed.

If there is anything you need, feel free to PM me.

I wish it were different for you.

Edited by great8, 22 January 2013 - 08:34 PM.


#24 packysmum

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Well we got bone scan results yesterday...not good. It's in her collarbone,shoulder blade,rib,pelvis and upper left leg.im numb, I'm scared....she's going to come and live with us so my brother and I can care for her and spend time with her. We r going to see the oncologist for the first time on Thursday, I don't know what to expect from the appointment . I know it's not operable, and it doesn't sound treatable either. So maybe they'll just talk about managing the pain. She's been in a lot of pain, it's under control now with
Endone & oxycodone. I think I'm still in disbelief!  cry1.gif

#25 cardamom

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

I'm so sorry packysmum. I hope the time you and your brother have left with your mum is peaceful and filled with special memories. Take care of yourself.

Edited by cardamom, 27 January 2013 - 10:20 PM.



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