Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
a lot of times lung cancer can look like pneumonia in the lungs.
and lung cancer can be tough to diagnose sometimes.
sounds like your doctors are recommending a CT guided biopsy into your lungs.
if you have been on antibiotics for some time and the lung mass is not going away, then most likely it is not pneumonia but a lung cancer in your lungs.
often times a lung cancer can cause a pneumonia by blocking off the flow of air in your lungs and causing fluid and consolidation to form behind the lung cancer.
I have seen this many times.
if your doctors are recommending a CT guided biopsy, you should get one. these biopsies will not cause pneumonia to spread.
but lung cancer can spread and so you need to get this diagnosed if there is a lung cancer there
good luck to you
let me know if you have questions.
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