My mom was recently sick in the middle of December with pneumonia, bronchitis and then it turned into a sinus infection.She feels better but still has a terrible cough but has always from as far as I can remember had a cough her whole life.During all of this sickness, she got an XRay which showed she had a nodule on each lung which then made her PCP get a CT which showed a Lobulated NonCalcified 12mm by 8mm Lingular Nodule on her left midlung and on her right medial lung base adjacent to the esophagus is several tiny nodules measuring less then 3mm with an 11mm by 10 mm NonCalcified Nodule.There was no evidence of adenopathy or intestinal lung diesease and no classic findings of sarcoidosis.The radiologist stated that these may be due to a granulomatous disease but I don't find promising information comparing this situation to a granulomatous disease.When she met with a thoracic surgeon he immediately said that this could be stage 4 lung cancer with a 10% chance that it could be a fungal infection and we have been a wreck ever since.He also said he didn't want us to worry about this all in the same sentence it seemed like.He said he didn't see anything else on her scan for worry & Lymph nodes were good.A pet scan was done 6 days ago and we haven't heard the results yet.Her appointment is still a week and a half away.I feel like they would've called by now with bad news.My maternal grandfather had alot of fungal infections in his lungs and was on antibiotics for years.She hasn't lost any weight, isn't coughing up blood and still has her normal appetite. COULD this be an infection of some sort or that it showed up on her scan because she was right in the middle of an infection, or am I getting my hopes up with thinking that it doesn't necessarily mean stage 4 lung cancer? I can't stop thinking about this and thinking about how I don't want to lose my mom. I need some hope but everything I read online says lung cancer. Could this just be infection of some sort?
Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:03#1
11mm NonCalcified Nodule on Right Lung, 12mm NonCalcified Nodule on Left Lung - 1268240