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Recovering from CLND and PET scans negative but scarring on lungs?

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    davekarrie
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      I had the CLND from under my left armpit and am recovering well. I HATE the drain tube but getting used to it I guess.  I go back on Dec 13 to get stiches out of WLE and tube out.  The Dr. called yesterday and said no Mel showing up on PET scans and blood work good. One thing he said that there was some scarring on my lungs that could be from pneumonia or other infection. I have never had pneumonia that I know of so that was curious.

      I had the CLND from under my left armpit and am recovering well. I HATE the drain tube but getting used to it I guess.  I go back on Dec 13 to get stiches out of WLE and tube out.  The Dr. called yesterday and said no Mel showing up on PET scans and blood work good. One thing he said that there was some scarring on my lungs that could be from pneumonia or other infection. I have never had pneumonia that I know of so that was curious. I have a call to talk with them again to see what could be causing the scarring.  We meet with oncologist next Monday as well to discuss further treatment.

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        molly
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          Dave, so happy to hear that you have the surgery behind you and you are on the mend. Even better that you got a good scan!! Take care of yourself.

          molly

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          molly
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            Dave, so happy to hear that you have the surgery behind you and you are on the mend. Even better that you got a good scan!! Take care of yourself.

            molly

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            kristylee92
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              The scarring on the lungs is not unusual, you could have been sick at some point in your life and not realized your lungs were affected. Your oncologist will keep an eye on the scars to make sure there is no growth. Great news on the negative PET scan! You will probably continue to have scans every 3 months to watch for recurrence. Staying healthy and a positive outlook will help you through the coming treatments. Ask questions and make informed decisions based on your wants. It helps to have someone with you to listen in case you miss an important detail. Best of luck to you!

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              kristylee92
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                The scarring on the lungs is not unusual, you could have been sick at some point in your life and not realized your lungs were affected. Your oncologist will keep an eye on the scars to make sure there is no growth. Great news on the negative PET scan! You will probably continue to have scans every 3 months to watch for recurrence. Staying healthy and a positive outlook will help you through the coming treatments. Ask questions and make informed decisions based on your wants. It helps to have someone with you to listen in case you miss an important detail. Best of luck to you!

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