42 year old healthy woman. 2cm nodule in lower right lobe centrallly located. Mayo didnt biopsy due to difficult location and high odds of lung collapse and possible hemorhage as they suspect a carcinoid. Pet did not light up and i feel healthy and great. Passed lung tests over and above. They didnt see any fat or calcifications but my local radiologist saw densities of -30 to 200. They said location and the fact that its so round and smooth makes them think carcinoid. They want me to rmeove it..said even if biopsy came back neg there is still a chance it could be cancer. I have RSD/chronic regional pain syndrome. Spent many years in suicidal pain. Its under control but worried surgery could flare it all up. Its hard to commit to losing a lobe of my lung when they arent positive of what it is. Met a girl there who had the same story..wouldnt biopsy said 99.9% sure carcinoid turns out it was a hamartoma benign. She is suffereing from subcuntaneous air leak and looks like someone beat her with a baseball bat. How does one go about getting a second opinion and what would be a good place to go? Or is mayo the best. How do i know if my surgoen is good? He is in his 60s and has been doing it for 20 years but i think he does lung and cardio. Does anyone ahve any thoughts on any of this? Thanks!
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:13#1
Surgery with no biopsy and surgeon questions - 1270441