I was diagnosed in Oct with Stage IIIb melanoma (upper right back nodular, sentinel node involved - all others under right arm clear). I had a CT/PET scan done 11-1-10 that came back clear. I had a CT scan done 1-13-11 in order to try and qualify for a trial. That scan showed multiple nodules on both lungs. I'm trying not to freak out too much - but it's hard not to have some (ok a lot) of anxiety over all of this!
My doctor said the spots are too small for a needle biopsy. So my options are wait and rescan in 2 months or a different type of biopsy that is a little more invasive (don't remember what it's called). Has anyone had lung biopsies done? I'm hoping it's nothing (since the CT/PET didn't pick them up)... blood work looks ok so far and I feel pretty good (no fever or cough - do feel like I have a bit of sinus infection though).
I guess the blessing is that I switched doctors and they did these scans (if they do end up being something) otherwise I wasn't scheduled for new scans until April.
Any thoughts/encouragment/guideance you have is greatly apprecaited. I meet with a thoracic surgeon on Wednesday to discuss the biospy procedure. Guess in my mind I'd rather go thru the surgery for the biopsy vs waiting 2 months...