New biopsy with possible complications

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May 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm  #1256545    

cards7up

Wondering if anyone has had another FNA biopsy but it had to go through scar tissue? Know of any complications with this? Take care, Judy


Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

May 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm  #1256557    

aunttootsie001

What is going on? Are you talking about yourself? Fill us in! Thinking of you Lorrie!

May 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm  #1256561    
Dr West
Dr West

It would really have more to do with the location than anything else, I suspect, so I don’t think one person’s experience would be applicable to another person’s. If anything, people with scarring from prior treatments in the lungs tend to have a lower risk of lung collapse from a biopsy because the lung is often tacked up against chest wall from prior treatments or scarred and attached to other structures that keep it from collapsing..

Good luck.

-Dr. West

May 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm  #1256579    

laya d.

Hmmmm. . .everything OK, Judy???

Laya


1/10 – My Mom (58) dx w/ NSCLC-Adeno 3a; 1 cycle of neoadjuvent Carbo/Alimta before finding out EGFR+ (Ex. 19), then switched to 7 wks of neoadjuvent Tarceva/150 mg (major shrinkage); 4/10 – right pneumonectomy; 6/10 started 3 rounds of adjuvent Cis/Alimta w/ concurrent chest radiation (7 wks); 8/10 – NED; 11/10 – small nodule in left lung; 1/11 – 3 small nodules in left lung, start Tarceva/100 mg; 4/11 – suspected sclerotic met to hip, continue w/ Tarceva, add XGEVA, brain MRI clear; 9/11 – solitary 3 cm met (adeno w/ T790m mutation) to cerebellum, surgery and gamma knife, up Tarceva to 150 mg; 11/11 – 2 left lung nodules growing, biopsy on 1 shows mutation from adeno to squamous (shocker!), brain MRI clear, continue Tarceva & Xgeva; 2/12 – brain MRI clear, CT scan, remaining nodule slightly bigger – – monitor for now, Tarceva (reduced to 100 mg) & Xgeva continued; 4/12 progression and rebiopsy (confirmed adeno), stop Tarceva, switch to Carbo/Alimta; 6/12 maintenanceAlimta; 8/12 back to Tarceva; 10/12 Gemzar; 11/16 difficulty breathing; 12/12 hospice initiated…my Mom passed away peacefully on 12/19/12. Heartbroken.

May 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm  #1256582    

cards7up

This would be in the bottom right lobe closer to the spine that had previous radiation. I’m fine Laya.
Take care, Judy


Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

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