My last LC surgery they found some cancer cells in the pleura, but nothing was said to me. That was 2 years ago. My last CT scan of my lungs looked good, blood work looked good. I mentioned my side getting sore again where the chest tube was, (it took way to long for that incision to heal to begin with) and that my shoulder has been bothering me, the drs assistant said everything looked good so not to worry about it. That was about a month ago. I have noticed the past few weeks my breathing is getting worse, I am coughing a bit more, a bit more congestion. I figured it was a combo of the emphysema and the heat and humidity we have been having. But today my side is so sore I had to take my bra off. Luckily I'm not going anywhere today. I worry because the cancer invading the pleura, to me means it had started to travel.
They are only checking what's left of my lungs, and the blood tests. What about the rest of me?
Should I relax and not worry about it because scan and blood work were good, or should I see another doctor?