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    Zeke asked a questionLung Cancer

    I had a thyroidectomy in 2014 had good scans etc.Then wham got hit that I have a suspicious 1.9 cm nodule in my lung.I am getting a needle

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Like PO, I had different diagnoses but wanted to share that I had Hodgkins in the first two diagnoses, then head and neck cancer 18 years later with tonsil cancer. It's not uncommon to start with a diagnosis of one type of cancer, then get a second diagnosis later with something different, but not everyone does by any means. We hope you get clean and healthy.

      about 1 year ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      I wanted to add that I have several small nodules in my lungs found by CT scan due to my abdominal cancer in 2013. Although they are watching them to see if they grow or change, they've told me the longer they don't change, the less likely they are cancer and are probably scar tissue from an old infection, as above.

      Best wishes that your biopsy shows scar tissue or benign.

      about 1 year ago
    • wmsavs' Avatar

      Hi Zeke, thanks for your question. I have learned through talking with other patients and my wife's oncologist that when treatments (ie, radiation and/or chemotherapies) are administered for other cancer(s), that patients become potentially more susceptible to lung cancer. Radiation exposure during regular testing on frequent basis may also contribute.

      As my other contributors have provided, a needle biopsy can provide a more definitive answer than scans. We are hoping for a definitive negative result from this biopsy but if positive that it's identified early where treatment opportunities are more effective. Please keep us posted.

      about 1 year ago
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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): I had Thyroid cancer and a Throidectomy in 2014.I just am getting a biopsy of a 1.9 cm tumor that they found in my lower left lung

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