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Pat O. please read was posted 04/29/2011 12:44 pm by AngieinCo
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I have been keeping up the posts about Charlie and his lung issue. My husband was recently dx with spots on his lungs via CT scan. Here is what the CT scan says:

Lungs and pleura: Since 12/11/2010, there are multiple increased and new bilateral pulmonary nodules. For example, a 3 mm nodule in the right apex is new. A 14 x 11 mm nodule in the right lower lobe along the major fissure is also new. A nodule in the anterior left upper lobe has increased in size, now measuring 7 x 8 mm on image 37, series 3 (previously 5 x 4 mm). A right upper lobe nodule has also increased in size, now measuring 7 x 7 mm on image 32, series 3 (previously 4 x 4 mm). A moderate sized right pleural effusion and is similar in size compared to 2/22/2011. A left pleural effusion has decreased slightly, and is now small. There is extensive nodularity along the parietal pleural surface on the right.

My husband is scheduled on Monday, 5/2 for a thoracentesis (sp). They will be getting some of the fluid that is in the pleura. They were first going to do a biopsy of a nodule easiest to get to. However, the doctor that will be doing the procedure feels that this should be done first since the nodes are small.

What do you think? Why did they make Charlie go to so many different docs? Are these actually small? I am glad that things are working out for him and I pray that it will workout for my husband too. I am just a reck with this new finding.

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