opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby pantufla » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:04 pm

I wanted to chime in too. Last CT scan, his report indicated several nodes and nodules that previous reports did not show. Onc says they were there but they were never reported (which kind of irks me). So, I got scared and went to his last appointment. Onc says they have been there since diagnosis and have not grown. He said they would have doubled if they were cancer. As my signature indicates, he has a lymph node that is 1.3 cm in addition to 3 lung nodules. We are just following up annually per usual. His CEA was 1.4 after surgery and is less than 0.5 now. I just hate it that they didn't put the lung nodules in the report in 2015 or the lymph nodes in 2016. Doc says that is because they are insignificant.
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
Lynch negative.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal lymph nodes."
CEA 0.5

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby susie0915 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:23 pm

AppleTree wrote:PET scan picked up small lung nodule 1 year post surgery. Too small to biopsy. I had it removed by VATS at Mass General. It was colo-rectal cancer. I am now doing Folfox. The difference with me, it had not appeared in any previous CTs (June, Feb and June). When it showed up in the 2nd June scan I got a PET scan. And had it removed.

My pulmonologist told me a pet scan would not pick up my nodule. Would have to prob double in size, also too small to biopsy. (4mm)
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/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
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby dianetavegia » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:25 pm

I have four nodules that were on my first scan 9 years ago. Every radiologist has listed them a different size. Some measure both sides and some give an average. I was told sizes can vary depending on how deep the breath was or how you’re laying on the table. 3mm is extremely small.
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

Nine years 3 months since my original dx and Six years post liver resection.
NED April 2018!
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.”
Psalms 30:2

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby Iitg ritesh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm

I am having surgery tomorrow for my lung nodule. i am nervous and going to sleep now.will update after i come home. Thanks everyone for support.
32yo Dx@rectal cancer 05/10/13, CEA 3.4
chemoradiation, xeloda finished on 02/12/13
LAR surgery 22/01/14, pT3N0, 0/3 nodes, folfox 02/14--06/14 , 8 cycles folfox, 4 cycles of xeloda
Stricture due to radiation, diversion colitis
Reversal 14/10/14
NED

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby susie0915 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am

Iitg ritesh wrote:I am having surgery tomorrow for my lung nodule. i am nervous and going to sleep now.will update after i come home. Thanks everyone for support.

Good luck on surgery. Praying that this will be it and will show no cancer.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/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
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby pantufla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Good luck. Let us know. :)
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
Lynch negative.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal lymph nodes."
CEA 0.5

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby pantufla » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi Iitig ritesh. I was just wondering how your surgery went? Hope all is well.
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
Lynch negative.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal lymph nodes."
CEA 0.5

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby Iitg ritesh » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:32 pm

Hello,

My surgery was easy one but I am feeling weak and nauseated after that. so I am sleeping a lot. I did not get my path report yet which is making me anxious. Its very hard to wait for path report. its been already 7 days and did not hear back from them. I called them today and then they told me they will get back to me once they will have result and I will see post op surgeon visit. Not sure why they are taking so long.
32yo Dx@rectal cancer 05/10/13, CEA 3.4
chemoradiation, xeloda finished on 02/12/13
LAR surgery 22/01/14, pT3N0, 0/3 nodes, folfox 02/14--06/14 , 8 cycles folfox, 4 cycles of xeloda
Stricture due to radiation, diversion colitis
Reversal 14/10/14
NED

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby Atoq » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:12 am

How is it going with the recovery?

Atoq
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer October 2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileostomy reversal scheduled

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Re: opinion on lung nodule which got increased from 3mm to 6mm after 3.5 years

Postby dianetavegia » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:52 am

It's been almost a month with no update.

Let us know how you're doing and what the path said.

Diane
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

Nine years 3 months since my original dx and Six years post liver resection.
NED April 2018!
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.”
Psalms 30:2


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