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Nodule size right lung

Hi I was told I had a 7 mm nodule at the time that they found it after i complained of chest pain via coughing. I went to the GO, Pulmonary and they said it was small that it was not worth extracting. That it will get smaller in time. So my ques5is do I myself ask for a cancer screening test for my lungs? Neither doctor's said anything Abt that? Also the cough has come back I did also have a blood clot that came through on August of last year which I was shocked. That went away. But now that this cough comes up sporadically as well as my wbc and platelets are low. Need advice here. Thank you.

  1. Hi I can understand your concerns. Considering that you have a nodule, cough and your wbc and platelets are low, I think asking for a screening is completely understandable. I am sending over this article that I hope helps you, it is a 2 part series that I think will provide you with some important information: It is always a good idea to be an advocate for yourself. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. Jill, ( team)

    1. I have to say I am shocked that none of your doctors told you to come back in 3-6 months to rescan and see if it is stable or moving. That would be standard of care I believe. I would insist on a referral for a low dose ct scan. Another option is if you have a smoking history you may automatically qualify for a screening program, many hospitals now have them. The link above that Jill posted has the requirements. Please reach out if you need more information and kindly update us, we are here for you! ~ Alisa, Lung Cancer Team Patient Leader

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