• what is a lung biopsy?

    Asked by Beaner54 on Saturday, November 17, 2012

    what is a lung biopsy?

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      They take a tissue sample from the lung to examine it more closely, perhaps if they saw something suspicious on a scan. Is that what they're doing for you?

      almost 8 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Did they find something on a test, like on a cat scan? Like FreeBird said, they take a tissue sample from the lung and check it ,usually for cancer. I've had two, and one was by a bronchoscopy where you sleep and they put a scope down your throat to get the sample. The other way I had it was surgically and they removed the nodule (a wedge resection). Keep us posted and let us know how things are going! I'll have you in my prayers! Many hugs your way!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      They knock you out and make an insision at the base of your throte and stick a tube a camera an some sort of sample taking devise in your lung to look around and get a tissue sample to test. I had one done to diagnose my lymphoma it doesn't hurt but your throat will be sore for a day or two after good luck :)

      almost 8 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar

      I had a CT scan on Nov. 1 and a follow up appointment with my gyn oncologist a week later. He said there is
      a new 5mm nodule in the right upper lobe. The CT scan in July did not show this.
      I am having a PET scan in 10 days. He also mentioned a biopsy but that has not been scheduled yet.
      Uterine cancer 12/11 Stage 3c - hysterectomy; chemo and radiation.
      Colon cancer 9/12 Stage 2 - hemi colectomy

      almost 8 years ago
    • Ivy's Avatar

      I had a lung biopsy in January due to nodules growing larger, but still very small. I was mosty asleep but not entirely--was painful. The interventional radiologist placed large needles through my back into my lung. Probably the type and location of the procedure depends on where exactly in the lungs are the nodules to be biopsied. My diagnosis was "not cancer, not infection, undiagnosable." I think the cause was environmental irritation, but it appears we may never know definitively.

      How did your biopsy turn out? Hope it was a good result.

      over 7 years ago

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