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iv just had a ct scan and have a shadow on my right lung could this be cancer

this showed up on xray when i was in hosp a few weeks back with chest infection.i was sent for a ct scan last week. doctor phoned me yesterday and told me there is a shadow on right lung and he is refering me to broadgreen hospitail for another scan. could this be cancer as if it was a infection or scar tissus damage would they not be able to tell that from the first ct scan i had ,

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Hi Yvonne,

To determine whether I had cancer two years ago, I underwent a CT scan, followed by another CT scan. Even that was inconclusive, so I was sent for yet another CT scan and a biopsy. Then I was sent along to another hospital where I was put through a PET CT scanner, which did confirm that I had lung cancer. All this procedure was carried out within about a four week period.

I appreciate your concern and worry in this regard and wish you all the best for the future.

Because my cancer was operable, I underwent surgery very quickly, followed by chemotherapy.

At the present time, I'm still free of cancer and recovering well.

I should also add that I also had bowel cancer, quite separate, at the time and was operated on 3 weeks earlier than my lung op, so there is always hope!!

Just try and keep as positive as possible.

Kind Regards,



thank you for your reply it is so scary only went in hosp for 5 days with bad chest infection and then found out about this shadow . think its a pet scan iv got to have not sure no iv got to get a injection .so sorry to hear yours was cancer but so glad ye ok and free now . wishing you good luck for ye future and hope ye stay healthy xxal the best for xmas and new yr x


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