I had a 1 cm (10mm) nodule on my left lobe. It was found by accident on CT scan after a snowboarding accident. I had a f/u CT 3 mo. later and it had grown to 12.5 mm. I had a biopsy and was told it was benign.
I have ankylosing spondylitis and take Enbryl for it (which has a higher incidence of cancer and TB) so my rheumatologist also ordered multiple cultures/ stains from biopsy to see if it was infectious (TB, etc) or fungal (histoplasmosis, etc), etc. etc.
ALL of these have come back negative!
My next CT scan is scheduled for July 21st.
A week and a half ago I had to have another CT scan after flying off a sea doo. It showed a very slight reduction but my family doctor said that's not actually good news because any possibility other than cancer would not shrink.
My rheumatologist is saying if there is any change in July, He thinks I will probably want to get it removed because a biopsy can take a benign sample and there be a cancerous cell in another part of the nodule...
HAS ANYONE EVER GONE THROUGH THIS???