My father has been breathing heavily without exertion. We wanted him to see his doctor about it. He was then referred to a sleep and lung doctor who ran test which said they could be no stage or stage 1. She then referred him to a surgeon to complete further test on the spots they found. The surgeon completed a surgery last week to test his lymph node on the opposite side of the largest lesion (smaller than a nickel) and also test the small spots they found. The small spots are non cancerous (they were able to test on the spot while he was there). The larger lesion was sent off to the lab and is said to be non cancerous and can be removed in surgery. My dad says the surgeon said today at his follow up that he couldn’t get a really good specimen for the larger lesion but he believes that it’s non cancerous based of the lab results and another thing he did mention was on another test he did (I believe a cat scan) the lesion was bright and it could be cancerous. So now my dad is torn between getting the surgery or waiting 4 to 5 months for a recheck to see if anything has changed. They also recommended a sleep study for his heavy breathing at times. Looking for any guidance anyone may have :-).