Happy Sunday all. I'm new and trying to figure what is going on with me and an "incidental" finding from February 21, 2020. I have a host of spine issues from cervical to my lower lumbar and sciatic joint. I've been treated by an orthopedic doctor for my cervical spine and lumbar spine issues. In February of this year a cervical ct scan was done. When the scan was read and a report was written on the findings. I went back to my orthopedic doctor and he gave me the information on the report. Which I was already aware of. After numerous injections and pt I'm still not pain free.
Fast forward to November 18, 2020. New orthopedic doctor in Orlando Florida is thumbing through my 112 page medical report from previous orthopedic doctor. He quickly pulls out a specific page. The one from February 21, 2020. Apparently there was one item that wasn't presented to me from the other doctor from the CT report. Which maybe he didn't think that it had any merit in it so no mention of it to me. There is, on my right posterior upper apical lobe a partially imaged nodule. I know that most are benign. However benign wasn't in the report. What was in the report was for patient to follow up with primary doctor. The new doctor made a copy and told me to take that immediately to my primary doctor and have him follow up on. Which I did the next morning. Scheduled my appointment. At my appointment he told me that he is sending scrip to the radiologist for a low dose ct scan with contrast. Since my appointment which was a week ago tomorrow. I'm waiting for the radiologist to call me with my appointment. So since this happened during Thanksgiving week. I have had time to think about the likelihood of it being cancer or not being cancer. Yes, I did a little homework on types lung cancer and benign tumors. High risk, age and gender. (You know prepare for the worst and hope for the best.) I don't know a lot about cancer or how one day nothing is seen on any images then "poof" there is this thing right there where previous images were void of anything to be concerned with. Just wanted to see if anyone else had their cancer diagnosed this way or if it was being monitored and testing confirmed in fact it was cancer. Or it did turn out benign after all. Any thoughts, or comments is greatly appreciated. I do hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving.