hobbit posted an update
My gp just told me ( Sept. 4, 2012) that based on a ct scan I have cancer in the upper left lobe. It's 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. and type is yet undetermined. I am referred to a thoracic surgeon but wont see him until October 4.
It appears that this was visible as 'scarring' on an x-ray from 2008, and also on an x-ray from 2011 ( no change from 2008 so said the 2011 report). I don't know about previous x-rays but intend to find out.
My gp didn't think there was anything to concern me in these previous xray reports. Seems like there should have been.
I know this is gonna be a trying time coming up. At this time it looks like I may be a candidate for surgery. I guess that is the good news.