I have not been on here for about 4 months as have been in and out of hospital and have finally had a growth removed from chest area a major operation which the docs only discovered after I had pericodartitus inflamation round the heart and they saw a mass in my chest. What concerns me is I had an abnormal x ray done in 2001 ! and nobody thought to tell me! since then this has been growing and growing and my doctor put me on iron pills as she thought i was anaemic and i was getting more breathless. I wonder if anyone else has had similar and what do you think i should do because if this had been cancer i would not be here now I had the op done on 8th Aug and am waiting to find out what it was.