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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have been getting a leision/mass whatever it is in my left

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hi i have been getting a leision/mass whatever it is in my left upper lobe for last 12 months i have had 2 fine needle biopsies ans 1 core biopsy which were all missed. just had another CT scan with contrast which has showed 2 x 2mm noduals in right upper lobe and 1 small nodual in right lower lobe. im a nurse and fear the worse the same as my mum. im 56 and have smoked most of my life. do you think this is cancer i dont feel my respiratory doctor is doing enough and keeps saying we will just sit on it and see what happens. i just want to know so i know what im dealing with. Barb
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my mum died of lung cancer in left upper lobe diagnosed and dead within 6 weeks
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Are these lesions growing in size?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Dr Arun forgot to tell you the leision in left upper lobe was picked up by accident after open heart surgery for a abnormality i was born with. the leiosion was then 7mm now 18/19mm
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i cant make the call until tomorrow until i get paid sorry
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
you think you have scamed me think again
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

I would continue on the chat. The phone suggestion is a system built up by the management.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Since your FNAC / ABC attempts were unable to hold the cells or tissue; I would suggest a PET scan. These nodules are more of incidental findings and are likely to be benign. Nine out of ten lesions of these types are non cancerous. But PET scan would confirm it and will give peace of mind.

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