CT found small lung nodules

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4us4
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CT found small lung nodules

Postby 4us4 » Sat May 02, 2020 7:32 pm

So.... my last CT showed 4 new small lung nodules? 4mm, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm--- ug

This is AFTER discovering the peritoneum spread (which I hope we wiped out after cytoreductive & hipec). My oncologist said that the probability is that this is evidence of new cancer spread, **BUT** we can't say for sure yet. I read that the majority of lung nodules are benign.

Has anyone had a lung nodule scare that turned out to be nothing? Just looking for hope
DX@39yo in April 2019: Stage 4 Sigmoid-spread to peritoneum, both ovaries, spleen
June-Oct 2019: FOLFOX, Avastin, 5FU (9 infusions)
Nov 2019: Cytoreductive+HiPEC at UCSD, PCI score= 8
Jan2020: FOLFOX, Avastin, 5FU (3 infusions)
Next: LIVE!

Married w/2 boys 4yo & 1yo, Live at the Oregon Coast, Solid in my faith & firmly believe that WHATEVER the future holds, God is with me & THAT is enough... while praying my socks for full recovery & chance to raise my kids to adulthood.

kandj
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Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:29 am

Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby kandj » Sun May 03, 2020 12:29 am

4mm is so small, 2mm is almost unheard of to see on a CT scan. Did you have scan of your lungs done when you were first diagnosed to check for a baseline? DH does have on nodule, 3mm, that has always been in the same spot, always there, never changed. But then he had a new one. And it was also 3mm. then it grew to 6mm off chemo. That was the definitive answer to the question of whether it was a recurrence. They did a wedge resection and pathology confirmed it. He had another one show up a year later, in his bronchial tube, near where the first one was. That too was not as small. A scan a few weeks earlier had missed it (but that was a scan done at a local hospital for pneumonia, not a cancer center). Definitely a chance they could be infectious nodules from a cold or virus. How frequent are you being scanned? On any chemo right now?
wife to DH, dx 8/15 stage IV @36, numerous unresectable liver Mets
resection and HAI placed 12/15
Liver resection 5/19/2016 15-20 mets removed (surgeon lost count, but it hopeful he got it all!)
Recurrence 7/2017 4 Liver mets and one possible lung met
Radiation on liver Mets 12/17
Lung met 10/18
VATS on lung met 11/18 started xeloda
Chemo break 6/19-11/19 lung/adrenal gland recurrence 11/19
Adrenal ablation2/20 Robotic Assisted VATS 3/20 Xeloda again

4us4
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Location: Oregon USA

Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby 4us4 » Sun May 03, 2020 1:25 pm

These are all new nodules - so not seen on the baseline one year ago or progress scans (I think I've had 5??). I am getting a new CT in 6w to see if there was growth -- and we will decide an action plan after that. It has been 4 months since my last chemo treatment & 2.5 months since my last scan which did not show nodules.

I've never hoped I had a cold/virus/infection so much in my life!!!
DX@39yo in April 2019: Stage 4 Sigmoid-spread to peritoneum, both ovaries, spleen
June-Oct 2019: FOLFOX, Avastin, 5FU (9 infusions)
Nov 2019: Cytoreductive+HiPEC at UCSD, PCI score= 8
Jan2020: FOLFOX, Avastin, 5FU (3 infusions)
Next: LIVE!

Married w/2 boys 4yo & 1yo, Live at the Oregon Coast, Solid in my faith & firmly believe that WHATEVER the future holds, God is with me & THAT is enough... while praying my socks for full recovery & chance to raise my kids to adulthood.

Claudine
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Location: Montana

Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby Claudine » Sun May 03, 2020 3:11 pm

I hope those are benign! But, in case they’re not - my husband had many many tiny nodules in both lungs (1-5mm) and chemo (Folfiri + Avastin) eliminated them pretty much completely. I’m sure you’d rather not get back on chemo, but it does seem to work well. Still, fingers crossed - keep us posted.
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT radiation 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 58, low 3.2, now 7.6
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules up to 5mm
Scan 12/19: one 1mm stable nodule
PET 04/20 small uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and residual tumor removal 05/20

stu
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby stu » Sun May 03, 2020 3:19 pm

My mum had three pop up four years into her stage 4 diagnosis. One was cancer one grew to 7 mm and stayed there and does not have uptake on a PET scan and along with another smaller one have been there for over four years now . They just sit there . The one that was growing was removed quickly .
Take care ,
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Patty17
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Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:37 am
Location: Ohio

Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby Patty17 » Wed May 06, 2020 11:19 am

Hi 4us4. I had numerous pleural Lung nodules discovered on my 2 year CT that resolved by 2.5 year CT. The largest was 2x5mm. I hope the same for you!
First colonoscopy at 50, asymptomatic
DX CC: 8/17, CEA 3.9
Resection: 9/17
Stage: IIIB, T3N1bM0. Sigmoid Adenocarcinoma; 3/46 LN biopsied positive
Lynch Neg
FOLFOX 10/17 - 3/18; completed 11 of 12; #12 canceled due to low platelets
Neulasta administered after chemo numbers 3 to 11
CT and Colonoscopy 8/18: NED
CT 3/19: NED
CT 9/19: numerous indeterminate pleural lung nodules (largest 2x5 mm)
CT 3/20: previous lung nodularity resolved, NED
Post chemo CEA range: 1.41 - 2.45

Melanie67
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Re: CT found small lung nodules

Postby Melanie67 » Thu May 07, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi. I had three lung nodules show up right after I finished chemo. We watched them for several scans. One grew, two did not. Had VATS to remove the one.
Dx 1/18 rectal stage IV w/ 3 liver mets, age 50
Wife, mother, and as of 9/20/19 grandmother
MSS
1/18 to 4/18 FOLFOX
5/18 radiation
6/18 rectal and liver resection and temp ileostomy
7/18 to 10/18 FOLFOX
11/18 three possible lung mets
12/18 ileostomy reversal
5/19 VATS one confirmed met
7/19 to ?1/20 Xeloda


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