Three days ago I received a call from the hospital to tell me that the recent PET scan had lit up when it discovered a tumor in my upper right lung.
This measured 15mm x 8mm and they now tell me this upper part of the lung must to be removed asap. Pre op is arranged for 24th January. There has been no mention whatsoever of having a biopsy at all. When i asked how could they be sure it was cancer and not anything else i was told they couldn’t until the lung was operated on and the tumor removed. Right now i’m finding all of this very hard to understand & accept as i’m already stage 5 renal transplant failure and about to go onto dialysis again.
Im feeling very low and confused right now as each month I regularly have my full blood counts done because of the renal failure and only two weeks ago specific B and T cell blood studies were performed, the results of which were also within the normal range while obviously i had this tumor.
How could these cancerous cells have grown so large and still been missed on these blood tests? My partner is devastated just as much as myself and yet i cannot get any real answers