I changed my primary care physician. I was feeling fine and just looking for some refills of blood pressure meds. Taking my history, she recommended that I obtain a low dose CT scan. The scan was simple and easy to obtain. The results revealed a node in my right upper lobe. I feel and tell everyone that she saved my life. If she didn’t order the scan, I would have never thought I had cancer.
The pathologist who reviewed the lung after removal, was surprised at how small the cancer was. I have been told, that it couldn’t have been discovered any earlier. I feel that I am very fortunate. Now I’m looking forward to becoming a great grandparent in a few months. Anyone who qualifies for the scan should get it as soon as possible, early detection is true- I live because of this scan.
First published: November 11, 2019