DX last May. Lumpectomy July. 17 radiotherapies. Went to Dr with pains across my shoulder blades. X-ray then called for CT scan on lungs then consultant said highly likely it was lung cancer. Had VATs procedure (lung biopsy - 3 weeks of terrible pain afterwards!) and surgeon phoned with results to say biopsy clear but had pneumonitis. No explanation why but hearing abut you, perhaps it's the Tamoxifen? supposed to go back for another CT on lungs but can't risk the radiation of the scan causing more damage to my right breast which, if you read my previous posts, is grotesque - due to my body's reaction to radiation. They need to remove my right breast but can't until infection clear, so I'm in limbo. What are you taking instead of Tamoxifen. I will be asking consultant if Tam can cause pneumonitis and I'm very breathless too. May have to rethink taking Tam. What are you taking instead?
So sorry about your Dad - so, so difficult when you lose a parent, my heart goes out to you and I'm sending you the biggest hug. Sue
Welcome to the forum, as well as posting here you may also find it helpful to talk things through with one of the BCC trained members of staff on the helpline. Here you can share your feelings and concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator