Mishy, lovely to hear from you xx It must be such a shock for you and your family and quite understandable that you need some time away from here to get your head around it all and to be with your family. Just want you to know that even although you won't be on the forum for a while we will all be thinking of you and sending our love xx
I am thinking if you need a second opinion from another radiologist or other professionals.
The thought came from the various interpretion/comment from 3 different radiologistt for my lung shadow appeared on 3 CT scans which were followed by a chest x-ray, for which no shadow was found in my lung.
The 1st scan was referred by my family doctor who was also a very senior doctor in the emergency room. He let me to look at the original copy of CT scan result with radiologist comment. It was commented the leison on sternum consistent with metastasis. The 2.5 cm neoplastic nature tissue in my lung suspicious of cancer. No plural fluid was found. But, my family doctor said the sternum leison should be cancer but he didn't know what was that in the lung.
The 2nd scan which was referred by my previous oncologist and done before bone biopsy. She is green in the field.She did not let me to look at the CT scan result (probably don't want to touch a patient (me) nerve. She said cancer from sternum spreaded to lung. I challenged her how she knew w/o any biopsy and she said they follow pathologist and radiologist comment She could only give my treatment plan after bone biopsy came out then she could only know what type of BC this time (triple positive, same to my first diagnosis or changed)
The 3rd scan which was referred by my current oncologist and done after 4th session chemo. He has 10+ years experience and is also a professor. He sad the image on my lung is a scar from tuberculosis. He asked if I had this disease when I was young.
Different person has different interpretation. To me, if any doubt ,get a second opinion does not loose anything on the baseline treatment should not be postponed. We are racing with a bomb.
i was not offered a lung biopsy though requested.
I am touching on the wood, no obvious lung symptom except several times breathlessness at the beginning when feeling sick before any testing/scan.
I have only just seen your post, oh my darling I am so sorry and just wanted to send you all my love, hugs and positive vibes.
MIshy....so sorry to hear your news....sending you lots of love & positive vibes...early diagnosis has gotta be a good thing 😘😘
So sorry to hear this Michelle. I can only imagine how you must be feeling as I was being tested for exactly the same thing over Christmas. Are they sure at this stage, with them being so small, that they are actually mets? I had a lung nodule at the start on CT, but it disappeared with chemo, so I don’t know if it was a met or just a nodule. My sister, who has had two BCs and colon, gone to st 4 liver, has about 5 lung nodules but they haven’t changed in 4 years, so they think they are not mets. She has just had her check ups today and is clear on cancer except for 1 8mm tumour in her liver. She was on palliative chemo 3 1/2 years ago but has had 3 liver ops since then and is feeling great now.
If it is mets at least they’ve found it really early xx
Hi Lovely Ladies and Happy New Year.
Sounds as though we all had a good Christmas, can’t believe the amount of work it all took and now it’s all done, decs are back in their boxes and back in the loft, does make the house look tidy eh?
So pleased with the good news stories, long may it continue, Angela, you are amazing, so pleased your new meds’ are working and with more in the arsenal, go get ‘em girl. & Mishy & Carole, thank goodness results are good, although all this worry does nothing for our wellbeing. Hope you’re recuperating well Helena, and Shi, I’m with you next Christmas, going with the easy version, too much work for it to be demolished in minutes! My x-ray came back clear, still have the discomfort under my ribs, but reading about your experiences think I’ll have to put it down to rad damage, just wish there was more aftercare in my area.
We had a couple of days in the New Forest just before New Year, lovely seeing the ponies and donkeys roaming free, Mark, my OH now wants to live there!
Back at work now, managed to fall backwards off a chair shutting the waiting room window yesterday, hurt my bum (it’s got plenty of padding!) and banged my head and worst of all my jaw hurts, must have clenched my teeth, suppose I work in the right place (dentists) if I need something done. I find I still get quite tired, thank goodness it’s only three days, but it does give me some normality, hope I don’t always have to rely on that, don’t want to work forever!
Anyway, onwards and upwards Lovely Ladies, look after yourselves, as usual thank you all for being here, good luck with appointments etc, holding hands very tightly still.
Love Kim xxxx
Mishy, I'm so pleased to hear this, I've been thinking of you and wondering how you'd got on. When I got the results from my CT scan a couple of weeks ago there was some fluffiness as my onc put it, on my lungs. Again she wasn't worried as the radiotherapy had been directly in the middle of it and she said it was from that and it sounds as if it's the same for you xx
that is so reassuring from your onc, they are the experts and he sounds so so sure that it is rads, however it is good that they are making sure with the CT scan, a friend of mine had something similar and it turned out that it was as a result of the rads as well.
Sending you hugs