There's a long-term member here--JulieJ--who had a lung spot that had been around since diagnosis suddenly start to grow. She had VATS and it turned out to be benign. You can read one of her posts about it here:http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37873&p=271323#p271323
It's worth noting that Julie's doctor at MSK recommended against biopsy due to the possibility of seeding. Granted her situation was slightly different given that she was already stage IV at diagnosis, but this still might be worth a conversation with your doctor. It it was me, I'd ask at least request another PET before attempting a biopsy.
Will be keeping fingers crossed for you that this is nothing. Please do post back and let us know.
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11/14: Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14: laparoscopic colectomy + hysterectomy
Stage IIIB, T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS (A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, pre-surgical CEA 1.0
2/15 to 7/15: XELOX, celecoxib & many supplements
3/16: Ovarian mass, rt ovary removed. Benign fibroid.
9/16: clean colonoscopy
3/17: clean CT
Post-chemo CEA: 3.0, 2.5, 2.3, 2.0, 1.6, 1.3, 1.8, 2.1, 1.8, 2.0, 1.8, 1.9, 1.7, 1.5, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, 1.6
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