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Mum has large mass on lung


My 71 year old mum has been ill since Christmas. Started off as a cold, that went to pneumonia. She was told she then had a lung infection and was given antibiotics and steroids as she's an asthma suffer. The cough continued and she was sent for an X-ray which the drs said was still pneumonia, After a further X-ray last week she was sent to hospital today. Her left lung has a large mass covering about. 3rd off it, the consultant sent her for an immediate ct scan today and blood tests. We have been told there's a high risk of cancer and the consultant will ring us with results ASAP.

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Hi, just stay positive until you have full diagnosis and even then it's not always as bad as you think it might be. Do share the results with us and hopefully we can support you through this tough time.


Hello Shelly

It can be really distressing when you are waiting for results and worrying about the possibilities. I hope you don't have too long to wait. Meanwhile if you are looking for any information please do visit our website, email or call our helpline on 033 323 7200 option 2.

best wishes


on behalf of the Information & Support team

Hi. We saw the consultant again yesterday who confirmed that ct scan shows a large cancer mass in lung which has spread into nodes on right lung and into breast and back bone. I feel like my heart was ripped away yesterday. My mum is in denial. She refused to talk any further with consultant and won't use the word "cancer". She is being really nasty to me which is breaking my heart but I cannot imagine what pain she is going through, next step is biopsy and referral to oncology department. The consultant said due to results he would be arranging biopsy ASAP and was hoping this would be before the oncology appt so treatment could start immediately, His face said a thousand words sadly.

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