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Lozza1301
Lozza1301

My dad had a biopsy as there was shadows on his lung as in my other post he's got copd been coughing blood up for a long time and lost loads of weight he also got a lung wash where they injected water and collected it to test that for abnormalities thats came back clear i dont get his biopsy or scan results till Thursday if the lung wash came back clear does that mean it may not be cancer ive been worried sick last couple of weeks might sound stupid but i dont know whether to feel positive or not since i got that result back

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Sounds like an awful time. I would say it’s worth waiting for all your Dad’s test results to come back and see what the doctor says at your appointment. Then they should hopefully have a clearer view of what is happening for your dad. It’s worth writing down the questions that you and your dad want to ask before your appointment, so that you can remember what you want to find out. I usually make a note of the answers too as it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the appointment and not remember what has been said. Thinking of you tomorrow x

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RoyCastleHelplineAdministrator

Dear Lozza1301,

The lung wash is only one of the many investigations your dad has had. As you will be seeing the oncologist tomorrow,rather than speculate, he/she will be able to advise you of his results following your dad's biopsy and scan.He/she will also advise you how his care will be managed.As Bow 19 states it is a good idea to write down any questions you may have. Once you have the results please don't hesitate to call the helpline if you need any further advice;Freephone 0800 358 7200.

Kind regards,

All the team at the RoyCastle Helpline

Thanks for replies x

Bow-19
Bow-19
in reply to Lozza1301

Please let us know how you get on today. Thinking of you x

Lozza1301
Lozza1301
in reply to Bow-19

Thank you x

Lozza1301
Lozza1301
in reply to Bow-19

Well doctor said my dads lungs are in a hell of a mess got terrible infection so cant really see whats happening so hes on antibiotics for 4 weeks and i have to take him back for xray and to see the doctor there was fluid round his lungs so just have to wait

Bow-19
Bow-19
in reply to Lozza1301

Hope that the antibiotics clear the infection and you can then find out if anything else is going on. Please keep us updated x

I'm pretty much in the same situation . On the 3rd of August I'm going for my biopsy and I don't know what to expect ,the doctor at the hospital told me after looking at the X-ray and CT-Scan that is a lung cancer ,but I have also some floating mass on my lung . I have malignant melanoma therefore my expectations are very low ...

Don't really know how to handle this , I have 4 children under the age of 17 .

So sorry to hear this wait till your results come back hope all is positive news for you

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