Lung Cancer Part 2 – Early Diagnosis
Another lady had a similar experience. Her nodule was larger and she had a year of every 3 months getting a CT scan and then after a year, every 6 months for two years at which point she was told that it was likely not cancer but that she should continue screening for another year. She has remained disease free.
An elderly gentleman with chronic lung disease who had been a heavy smoker for over 30 years had a lung nodule detected on CT scan. He was told it was highly suspicious for cancer. He had surgery to establish the diagnosis resulting in a collapsed lung with a difficult recovery. The pathology showed that the nodule was not cancer but rather histoplasmosis in need of no therapy.