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20 Apr 2017 17:06

Hello. I have just joined. My doctor has just referred me for a CT scan as my x-ray shows a nodule. It has been there foe a time apparently but has grown in size. I am not sure how I feel, perhaps a bits scared and imagine all sorts to outcome. Maybe I am still a bit dazed as it was only yesterday when I was told. Is ther a phone number I can call to talk to som one?

Re: wondering

20 Apr 2017 20:32 in response to Treefella

Welcome to the forum Treefella.

I just wanted to stop by and give you our cancer nurses contact details as I saw that you were looking for a phone number to talk to someone. You can call our nurses from a UK landline for free on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. Do give them a call tomorrow as they will do all they can to help you through this uncertain time. As will our lovely community. Many of our members have been in a similar position so will competely understand what you are going through right now and I'm sure some of them will be along soon to offer their support and share their experiences with you.

I hope you don't have to wait too long for your CT scan Treefella and that the results are good when they come through. Do come back and let us know what happens if you can, we'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

Kind Regards,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Re: wondering

21 Apr 2017 00:01 in response to Treefella

Hi Treefellla

Try not to panic and think the worst at this stage. The CT scan should be done in a couple of weeks, in the meantime try and do your usual routine and not get stressed. Not all bumps and lumps are cancerous. 

Keep us posted. 

Re: wondering

22 Apr 2017 07:57 in response to Moderator Steph

Hi Steph. Thank you so much for your reply. I will call the nurses. It's a relief to know there's a contact I can call when my imagination runs away with me. Doctor says she's put me on a two week schedule for CT and if I don't hear by then to let them know so they can push for it. 

Thank you agin much appreciated and will let you know results. 

Best wishes


Re: wondering

22 Apr 2017 08:04 in response to DeniseGS

Hi Denise

Thank you for your kind encouragement. It was a surprise which got my mind working overtime. I am trying to keep routines normal, as you say, and not over think. I guess the hard part is keeping it to myself for the time being as I don't know the outcome. 

I will remain positive. Much appreciate your response and will keep you posted. 


Re: wondering

23 Apr 2017 21:32 in response to Treefella

The worse thing is your imagination and how it goes into overdrive. Try to rid of all the bad thoughts and think positive (easier said than done I know) I was diagnosed within 2 weeks after a scan and biopsy but the waiting was torture so I know how you feel.  

Re: wondering

25 Apr 2017 10:08 in response to hurstyn

Hi Hurstyn

yes it's the imagination that runs wild. Got my act scan appointment Thursday very quickly - later today! A friend is going with me which I am grateful for. 

I wish you well and thank you for your input.