I am now being monitored for an auto immune disorder because ct scan after I finished chemo showed interstitial lung disease. I had Raynaud's before cancer dx.
So now I see a pulmonologist every six months and have pulmonary tests. And she has referred me to a rheumatologist, even though they're not sure what I have. I had many blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's, scleroderma, and lupus. So far only the lung scarring and inflammation, and has remained stable. I just wonder if the chemo caused it or made it worse if I had some scarring and inflammation before. My first ct scan never really mentioned it. I asked the pulmonologist and she thinks it was there and happen to find it because of all the scans. Especially because I had raynauds prior. Not that it matters, all we can do is monitor and try and manage any symptoms. So far, I don't have breathing issues or any other symptoms other than the raynauds. Hopefully, it will not get worse. Anyone else of issues with auto immune disorders after chemo?
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,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 thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT