• Liver lesion and lung nodule

    Asked by ConnieB on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Liver lesion and lung nodule

    I am almost at the two year marker for being a survivor. I recently had a CT scan on my lungs - the Dr. was looking for blood clots, instead the CT scan showed a 9.5 x 7.6 cm lesion on my liver and a small nodule on my right lung. I originally had metaplastic carcinoma and it is rare and aggressive. i have an appointment with my Oncologist but not until June 6. I'm pretty worried and would appreciate any insight or information anyone can provide.

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    • Tallgrass69's Avatar

      Hi Im not an expert but when they Dx me the cancer was all over my lungs and liver. They said if it would have been better if it wasn't all over so maybe being in only one place there's more they can do for you taht's what i was told. try not too worry

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Connie, Is the liver lesion 9.5 cm x 7.6 cm (that would be 3.7 in x 3 in which is quire large) or possibly mm not cm? If the measurement is mm that would be more in line with the size that is normally found during a routine follow up scan. A CT sees differences in tissue density and cancer tends to be denser than normal tissue. However, there are a number of things that look like cancer that can show up both in lungs and livers. It may be reasonable to ask if there spots can be biopsied to find out if they really are cancer and not something else. This may avoid unnecessary treatment.

      If it is cancer they will most likely start with chemo as the cancer is in at least two places and chemo is s broad area treatment. If the chemo keeps it in check and it does spread then after a while you can talk to your Drs about alternative treatments that are more targeted to totally kill off the cancer.

      I know your diagnosis is scary but it is not necessarily a death sentence. It can be beat and you can do it. :et us know how it goes and if there is anything else we can do to help. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      On my recent follow-up scan, they found a low-density lesion on my kidney which is too small to characterize. After some research, I found that this is common -- many people have them without knowing it. It could be caused by a injury or virus, etc. However, I am sure my oncologist will keep track of it. I also found out that I have a Tarlov's Cyst in my sacrum which I did not know I had and is also a common condition. I had never even heard of it before. So, as you can see, CT Scans can show many things that seem scary but end up okay. I wish you the best.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      I can't give you any insight that will help you except to say that I am sorry you are going through this and you will be in my prayers. Call the doctor's office and tell them that you want to be placed on the cancelation list so you can get in sooner to see the doctor. I hate it when they make you wait. It is not good for our psychological being. Good luck and I hope you can get in earlier.

      over 3 years ago
    • ConnieB's Avatar

      Nonnie917, I asked about being put on a cancellation list and because he is so busy they don't have one. Thank you all for your responses, prayers and concerns.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I've had nodes in my lungs - they come and they go, so a small one, may be nothing with nothing, as for the lesion on your liver 9.5 x 7.6 CM is pretty large - as someone else asked did you miss hear and mean MM. In either case you will probably have an MRI w/contrast of the abdomen as well as a biopsy to figure out what is going on. Best of luck - ask the doctor who sent you for the scans to call your oncologist up and see if they can see you sooner.

      over 3 years ago

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