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Topic: Anyone thought sm lung nodule is nothing but turned to be mets?

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2016 05:45PM

Artista928 wrote:

So I'm reading all over the place how lung nodules are common, no worries and such. I was wondering if there is anyone who everything else looked fine except for this small lung nodule that turned to be mets? Not trying to jinx myself but it seems rather amazing that it's that high of a stat.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Feb 2, 2017 02:36PM Bright55 wrote:

hope all goes well

Being vigilant post first bc diagnosis and not just do only followup mammograms when all clear is given is is what is important all the best

Dx 2011, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2016, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery Mastectomy: Right
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Feb 3, 2017 10:55AM KBeee wrote:

Hoping the scans bring good news. Let us know.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 8, 2017 03:26PM pinkninja9560 wrote:

Just got the report, I've got lesions in both lungs, both kidneys, adrenal glands and some bones. I was on my way to ER because I've been in so much pain so I'm here now. Not sure if they're going to keep me overnight and start chemo or not. I'll talk to oncologist tomorrow to discuss treatment plan. Please pray for me and My husband Ke

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful to prayer. Romans 12:12 Dx 7/2/2014, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 7/15/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 7/16/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/8/2014 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/20/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 8/28/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/18/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 5/7/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Dx 2/11/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 2/14/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/14/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/14/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Feb 8, 2017 05:00PM Beatmon wrote:

So very sorry to hear about your progression. I'm betting the oncologist can get back under control.

Please let us know how you are doing

Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/1/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/27/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 8, 2017 05:01PM KBeee wrote:

I am so sorry to hear that. Praying the chemo kicks the cancer away do you'll be NED, and hoping your pain is controlled soon

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 4, 2017 12:16AM jackboo09 wrote:

Hi thrifty

Please excuse me for jumping in here. My name is Liz and I have just been told I have a 2.9 mm shadow on either my lung or behind my breast. Ct scan detected. I am 6 years out in total shock. This thread seems to be the closest to any similar incidence on here. Can you shed any light on this or direct me to another discussion on lung shadows? Thank you Liz

Stage 2b Her 2 + Est + one pos node Age 40 Dx 2/27/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 4, 2017 05:49AM cive wrote:

Here's the link to the lung mets topic:

Lung mets

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Mar 4, 2017 04:18PM jackboo09 wrote:

Hi Cive

Thank you for posting the link.

All the best

Liz

Stage 2b Her 2 + Est + one pos node Age 40 Dx 2/27/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 5, 2017 04:27AM Bright55 wrote:

hi jackboo sorry this has happened you will probably have follow up biopsy to determine if breast cancer related or not. Good luck with follow up tests.

Dx 2011, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2016, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery Mastectomy: Right
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Mar 5, 2017 08:15AM jackboo09 wrote:

a thank you Bright

It would be great to hear from anyone who had lung shadows that turned out to be benign. In the meantime I value your support and will keep posting up dates in case it helps people in te future with a similar symptom. MDT meeting tomorrow to discuss my case. They will be planning a ct biopsy but it's a case of when as I have a DVT.

All the best


Liz

Stage 2b Her 2 + Est + one pos node Age 40 Dx 2/27/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 5, 2017 08:26AM jackboo09 wrote:

Hi

I am also in the position of wondering. Told on Fri that I have a shadow on one lung only that is 29mm. Would be great to hear of folks who had scares with this and it turned out to be something else. Perhaps that is just wishful thinking though.

All the very best to you.

Liz

Stage 2b Her 2 + Est + one pos node Age 40 Dx 2/27/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 5, 2017 06:53PM MinusTwo wrote:

jackboo - I hope you are getting some answers from the lung mets group. They would be much more knowledgeable than the general group.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Apr 17, 2017 07:05PM DeeEm wrote:

Had mastectomy bilateral Dec. 2016. Fears of reoccurence since, as no chemo or radiation indicated. Long story short, need surgery to repair my mastectomy scars (make them flatter) and pre-op chest xray has showed 2 lung nodules. Going tomorrow for CT scan. Praying!

Dx 10/11/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 11/21/2016, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 12/21/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
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Apr 18, 2017 08:40AM cive wrote:

Lung nodules are frequently b9.  Probably what will happen is that they will watch them over time to see if they grow.

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Sep 16, 2017 12:18PM hlegasa wrote:

I hope this is okay to be posting here...

I am writing for my mother, who after they did a CT scan found tiny nodes scattered through her lungs. Her breast surgeon who found the nodes in the scan, believes that they do NOT look like metastic bc, but wanted her to go to a pulmanoligist just to check it out. She said it could be a disease called "Sarcoidosis". My mom went on Thursday to see a pulmanoligist......

While in the appointment with the pulmanoligist, My mom brought up the fact that her doctor, the breast surgeon, said it could be sarcoiodis, which is known to mimic breast cancer mets. The pulmonolist said, you don't live in the midwest (we live in Idaho) so that can't be it. (She has spent alot of time in the midwest as well as North Carolina, Louisiana and was born in Peurto Rico, which are also areas sarcoidiosis is know to be found). But my mom does have some of the symptoms of sarcoidosis, such as, achy hands and ankles (which she was scared for her bone scan to come back because she has been having a lot of joint pain lately). It came back clean. She also has the symptom of tiny scab like figures on her hands and one on her wrist, which the pulmonoligist just said, thats a scratch.. It is not a scratch because my mother has been watching it grow and has been worried about it since her bc diagnosis 8/03/2017. The achey hands and ankles has been a thing she noticed about a year ago. Which she has also read rheumatoid arthritis can lead to these nodes in your lungs as well. The pulmanologist pretty much just said, well, you have breast cancer, so it is probably cancer and sent her on her way.

After hearing that we did a lot of research. We have found granulomas can form from many things, such as scaring from past infections.

As of yesterday, we got a call from the breast surgeon who had showed 2 of the radiologist in her office, whom also said, it doesn't look like breast cancer mets. She then showed it to an all body radiologist, who also agreed it didn't look like mets, but it needed to be checked out because they can't factor bc mets out without totally knowing. At this point we know we have to be realistic that it could be lung mets, but we also just dont know who's answer e]we should be more confident in. We are trying to stay hopeful. My mom didn't feel extremely comfortable with the pulmanolist and the way she pretty much layed it out there without even testing it first.

We are heading down to MD Anderson on Monday, where they got her in for a lung biopsy and she will hopefully know as soon as she gets out of the biopsy.

Has anyone else had any problems like this?

Thanks in advance!

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Sep 17, 2017 02:33AM Alicethecat2 wrote:

Hello HL

You asked if anyone has had any problems like this. Yes, me. The famed and rare sarcoidosis. Lots of little granulomas which developed soon after my kitchen sink treatment - see stats below. Has not caused any problems.

I am hoping for the same for your mother.

Best wishes

Alice

Dx 1/4/2012, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 2/7/2012 Mastectomy: Right Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy CEF
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Sep 17, 2017 07:19PM KBeee wrote:

I would get a second opinion. Glad you are going to MD Anderson.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 17, 2017 09:13PM hlegasa wrote:

Alice, thank you for replying! Did you happen to have a CT scan prior to your treatments?

Hannah

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Sep 17, 2017 10:02PM hlegasa wrote:

KBeee, we were very lucky to have a family member be on a board at MD and get us in. It has been nearly impossible to get any responses from some doctors offices and it takes weeks to get into any appointments needed in Idaho and Washington. What took her 6 weeks to get scheduled and set up here, took 1 morning on the phone with MD. The first surgeon she saw wasnt even going to do a CT or bone scan. Luckly she stuck with her gut to get another option.

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