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I'm not sure whether it means a deffinate cancer, I would advise you stay as positive as possible. Pulmonary edema is a condition involving the accumulation of fluid in the lungs, often due to heart disease. I’ve been told I had cancer twice; both times incorrect. I know someone (early 20's) that has been told they have a shadow on the lung and they need a CT scan. Now I'm soooo worried what the shadow could be and thinking the worst. My doctor called in a prescription for an antibiotic to treat the systems. If i have lung cancer then my options are slightly more limited because i have COPD but that doesn't mean that they can't offer me anything so i really should be giving myself the best possible chance by quitting but like your Mum, it's very very hard to achieve that. You'll be able to make new mum friends and get support and advice from parents going through exactly the same as you. That’s awful if it is the dreaded C, for anyone I know, but so so young, can I ask if you are an ex smoker ? Actually i'm not an ex smoker , i still smoke but i have quit in the past  but never for any more than a few months, i always went back to them. Please keep me updated Nicky, it's all new for both of us and i genuinly am interested to hear how your Mum gets on because we are at similar stages. After the 10-day course of action, he repeated the x-ray. Anyone had similar experience, my mum has an urgent referral to hospital yesterday for an X-ray due to a decline over many months, weight loss (bmi 14) extreme fatigue, chronic cough and overall unwell feeling. A CT scan is the logical way of ruling one out. What could this be? MD. 1 month ago. Hi, thank you so much for your reassurance, we are now waiting for mums PET scan to come through, it’s the awful waiting and not knowing that is mentally draining. I'm afraid that other than offering you a gentle but heartfelt hug then i can't do much to alleviate your fears but i will say again ... please please try not to worry because after each stage of x rays, appointments, ct scans, pet scans, biopsies, all we do is worry and it is wasted energy, worrying won't ever change the outcome of these tests and it doesn't half sap your energy which may well be needed for other things. are all shadows on the lungs... View answer. * To protect your identity do not use your full name. Well Nikki, she is better off over in Spain to be honest. 13 Jul 2019 22:50. See a GP if you have symptoms of lung cancer, such as breathlessness or a persistent cough.. Others make the lungs stiff and less elastic so it’s harder for them to expand and fill with air. A shadow was found on my lung five years ago after an x Ray and then act scan and it was diagnosed as bronchiecstasis. I don't mind and i am happy to talk here also. Some conditions cause the airways to become inflamed and narrowed, or fill the airways with phlegm, so it’s harder for air to move in and out of the lungs. The first time was a lung … Planned maintenance - Tuesday 10th November, 7am-1pm. I think it was roughly 2 weeks for my PET scan appointment but yes, it was the respitory doctor who decided on that next step for me although my appointment for the respitory clinic came in very quickly, in a matter of days actually but i hope your Mum gets a little me time in Spain before she has to come back for that. I speak as one who has had lung cancer (yes, some of us do survive). The X-ray showed up a shadow so she then went for a CT scan today, that came back as a cavity which needs further investigation, so she has now been fast tracked for a PET scan, I’m really really worried, hers bloods came back fine and CT scan shows no theft areas of body with anything to worry about, please someone tell me I’m worrying unnecessarily, I have to add she does still smoke and has done for almost 50 years. If you'd like to know more about lung cancer, you can read our lung cancer information online or order our publications from our shop. After weeks of scans and extreme worry it turned out to be benign. Unfortunately for everyone, it does take weeks and as the prospective patient or relative it does drag you down mentally and physically. To identify the source of the shadows accurately, a doctor may order additional tests, such as a chest CT scan, an MRI, a lung biopsy or a PET scan. Other Qs & As. And don't worry about repeating yourself, you are scared and feel lost, confused and alone, i am too but i feel less alone in the few weeks i have been here. Lung cancer forum. Head & Neck Cancer Group - Discussion Forum Shadow on lung. What a journey. a shadow can just indicate a previous chest infection. A quick google gave me numerous possibilities from to (:O) to a simple infection to pneumonia, a clot, fluid, a mass (not nessisarily cancer, could be just a mass) and many other things. The GP will ask about your general health and your symptoms. anixous2017 Member Posts: 56 Courageous. Lung cancer and a collapsed lung also create a shadow effect on the lungs. Anyone had similar experience, my mum has an urgent referral to hospital yesterday for an X-ray due to a decline over many months, weight loss (bmi 14) extreme fatigue, chronic cough and overall unwell feeling. My GP agreed with me that it was probably cancer. I would be happy to receive news and updates from Cancer Chat, NICE suspected cancer referral guidelines, Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People. Hope it turns our ok. X. OP. My health wasn't great at the time and it was a case of exploring all avenues. Most things you google comes up cancer. Shadow on lung. Welcome to Boards.ie; here are some tips and tricks to help you get started. “I presumed I was having my shoulder x-rayed but the doctor had actually ordered a chest x-ray. I sincerely hope that for your Mum and myself and all of the people who are worried that it does turn out to be something less serious. At least if she and your Dad are together then they can support each other. Slightly off topic but where has your Mum gone ? Then I had to wait to see the specialist. I had a cough last year and my doc sent me for an x-ray. When i smoke i say to myslef f**k it, the damage is done but i know logically that that's not absolutely true. I don't think so, I think there are numerous possibilities, maybe not all good, but there is no point in google diagnosing as it will only cause more worry. I was diagnosed with stage 1A non-small cell lung cancer in my upper left lobe. Shadows can often be caused by a lung infection (antibiotics will sort it out), or something like old scarring, or even a benign lesion, both due to excessive coughing, neither are life threatening. Hoping they don't keep you waiting too long for the results, and it turns out to be harmless and nothing to worry about. Site updates. I also had a chest X-ray which came back saying lower left lung shadow and just to be sure referred to hospital for ct scan! Thank God she did; the results revealed a shadow on my left lung. Shadow on the lung had an x ray weeks ago just got a phone call this evening to say I need to go ... especially since a shadow has appeared on the first x ray? This will disappear when I get better. 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