Would someone be able to direct me to the information here on CancerGrace where Dr. West or other doctors explain the protocol, followup, management, etc of lung nodules in general and also of GGO?
I love the new forums but any time I click a link, 90 percent of the time I get a 404 error. Sorry for any inconvenience, but is there a place where the above information can be found?
Lastly, is there any way to try and rid the body of GGOs or lung nodules that are being followed with low-dose quarterly CT scans?
My spouse has had 3 nodules to date, all stage 1 adenocarcinoma/NSCLC, no lymph node involvement, all treated with SBRT at a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our journey started in the fall of 2016 and has included a VATS surgery, CT scans, PET scans, bronchoscopies, several FNA ultrasound-guided biopsies, and two separate SBRT treatments consisting of 5 each. The incidents are all separate, not related, not metastatic, thank God.
I have read about the indolent nature of these nodules, but in this day and age of so many amazing medical advancements, is all we can do sit back and wait and do a ct scan every 3 months? I am grateful and this has prevented my spouse's stage 1 NSCLC from advancing into something more. I feel helpless, as I am sure many can relate. I want to do something proactive. Is just watchful waiting and hoping for the best all we can do? My spouse exercises, eats right, does not smoke (quit in 1993).
What is the most up to date information? I can find info from Dr. West from 2013 and 2014. Is there anything more current?
Many kind thanks in advance. I am very grateful for anyone with the above information replying to me.
Carol in Pennsylvania