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I hear you was posted 02/28/2019 10:27 pm by Anonymous
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Your post is similar to ones I have seen before.

Was the rest of your CT fine?

First thing - a single lung nodule is not always cancer. I'm sure your doc told you this.... But I would be very vigilant as you are. Still - there is a very good chance this is nothing and may just go away. Could be related to a small infection (you said you had a cough?) that is now recovering.... it might be nothing.

A small nodule caused by cancer returning would NOT cause a cough, typically. When my Mom was diagnosed with PC she had dozens of lung mets and no lung symptoms at all, for example.

But I would push the oncologist a little. Waiting 3 months is stressful.

Did you also check a CA19-9 and CEA blood test? Were they different from your prior baseline?

Can you re-check those tests in 1 month, instead of waiting for 3 months?

A nodule may be so small it is impossible to biopsy or to check with a PET scan to see if it is 'hot' and possibly a tiny cancer growth. So it is normal to wait 3 months and see if it changes.

One thing for you to know.... from those posting on this board who had their PC return years later in the lung (which is NOT the most common place for mets to return), they usually did extremely well. The isolated lung mets often grow more slowly. And surgery can work extremely well at removing them.

So one step at a time..... you have time. But push your oncologist a little...

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