During a recent stay in the hospital a CT scan revealed a1.7cm spiculated nodule in my right lower lobe. This nodule had not shown up on any of my previous CT scans. A follow up PET scan indeed confirmed the nodule to be malignant.
After my pulmonologist discussed this with other Doctors on their “Tumor Board” They came up with the following:
Nodule is Highly suspicious for malignancy.
Due to severity of COPD/CRF, testing and treatment options are limited.
After film review treatment recommended is stereotactic radiation therapy without biopsy and without fiducial markers.
My question is if anyone has had radiation therapy and if it does further damage to your lungs even if they do get the nodule.