All Lung Nodule Experiences

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justin case
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Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Postby justin case » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm

jaybel wrote:Thats exactly what I am doing. I asked why the need for another full scan and she said no reason I do the same with everyone. I still might go ahead and get the scan but I just want a few other opinions before I go in for another full CT. It just makes it stressful when communication is poor between patient and doctor.

I may regret saying this, but many oncologists are only in it for the money, I happenned to hear 2 doctors talking in an elevator. Doctors get kickbacks on the scans .
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

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Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Postby mpbser » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:13 pm


April 12, 2017 CT abdomen with IV contrast at SVMC (local hospital/cancer center)

Lung bases: Clear. There is note of a small amount of pericardial fluid. Free air: None. Free fluid: Small amount of free fluid seen in the cul-de-sac.

June 17, 2017 PET skull-mid-thigh non-contrast followed by contrast at SVMC

Thorax: No evidence of hypermetabolic lesion in the mediastinum, hila or lungs.

July 30, 2017 MRI abdomen non-contrast followed by contrast at SVMC

NB: HX- to evaluate rest of liver. The lung bases are clear.

October 3, 2017 MRI upper abdomen non-contrast followed by contrast at MGH (more advanced & powerful tech)

LYMPH NODES: Borderline portacaval lymph node measuring 1 cm in short axis (1701:25). Nonspecific subcentimeter cardiophrenic lymph nodes. “LUNGS” not listed.

May 23, 2018 CT with contrast at MGH

Lungs and Airways: The central airways are patent. There is mild diffuse bronchial wall thickening keeping with bronchitis. There are scattered nodules measuring up to 4 mm including in the RIGHT lung on image 59, and LEFT lung on image 44 and 46.

No indication whether the nodules are solid, part-solid, or ground-glass which would direct follow up recommendation. ... endations/

He's scheduled for an MRI but all of his MRIs have been abdominal and did not look at lungs, although I assume he can have an MRI that includes lungs. Right?
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
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