All Lung Nodule Experiences

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Utwo
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Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Postby Utwo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:24 pm

I have a few small new nodules on the last CT scan.
According to their interpretation they are of inflammation nature.
They recommended a follow up scan in 4 month.

Is this typical in a similar case to get referred to a pulmonologist?
I have not received such referral so far.
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6

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susie0915
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Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Postby susie0915 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:50 pm

Utwo wrote:I have a few small new nodules on the last CT scan.
According to their interpretation they are of inflammation nature.
They recommended a follow up scan in 4 month.

Is this typical in a similar case to get referred to a pulmonologist?
I have not received such referral so far.

I have a pulmonologist because my first scan after finishing chemotherapy my lungs showed scarring and inflammation. Was not sure if it was caused by chemo or other reasons. Pulmonologist believes it is from an auto immune disorder and may have been made worse by chemo. Now I see her every 6 months to have breathing tests, and monitor the progress. She then referred me to a rheumatologist who monitors me for auto immune disorder. I have no other symptoms but I am being watched for scleroderma, lupus, sjogrens, and rheumatoid arthritis. All of these can cause interstitial lung disease which is what I have. So normally, just your oncologist would prob monitor nodules. My nodule didn't show up until one year after I was referred to the pulmonologist, so that is why she is kind of in charge of my lung issues.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation

Zig2017
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Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Postby Zig2017 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:31 pm

My husband has had several scans he has lung nodules too, but they felt it was an inflammatory process as opposed to any metastasis. It can happen, they haven’t changed and the guess is he had pneumonia a while back, or maybe from chemo? Dunno but the docs don’t seem concerned and he gets scans every couple of months. Hope this helps. I guess they can tell by looking at them what’s going on and if there’s more or they grow.
Hubby stage 3C June 2017
MSS BRAF Mutation
18 LN positive
Adenosquamous CC
12 FOLFOX
Right Hemicolectomy
11/08/17 numerous nodules and lymph nodes throughout chest and abdomen. Stage IV.
11/2017 moved care to Sloan clinical trial for BRAF mutation


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