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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 19, 2007
  • 05:38 AM

I need someone who can help me out. I have a lung needle biopsy scheduled for Tuesday morning and I am a little scared. Has anyone had one or does anyone know what this is like? I have heard the risks are scarey.

Also, the problem I am having is I got this dry cough for about 2 months and went to Urgent Care and got put on Zpak antiobotics two times. One was for 5 days and the next for 3 days. Then the next time they took lung xray and it showed bad stuff. Sent me for ct scan and showed nodules throughout my lungs. Then I was sent for pet scan and it was inconclusive if this was a major infection going on or cancer. (I had breast cancer 11 years ago). Then the pet scan showed something also active in my thyroid, so I had to have thyroid ultrasound done and has thyroiditis. Now my cough is better as I have been on doxycycline antiototics for 3 weeks but swollen lymph node in neck on right side and throat hurts bad and hard to swallow. My Pulmonary Specialist (the oncologist sent me to him) said he doesn't think it is cancer again, but wants a lung biopsy. I feel really awful. Have about 1/2 cup of fluid at bottom of left lung and a nodule back there also that they will biopsy. I am scared and feel bad and don't know what to do. Please help me if anyone knows what I should be doing. Thanks so much, confused, scared and sick

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  • Sorry to reply late. You've probably already had the biopsy. How was it? Are you OK now? How long does it take for the result?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 03:21 AM
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  • my advice would be to get a general anaesthetic for this.insist.perhaps you know this already.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 00:29 AM
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