What were the symptoms for your breast cancer lung mets and how was it discovered?

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CJ (Current Patient) - 05 / 22 / 2012

The doctors say the lung mets was too small to be symptomatic, but I was losing weight, feeling exhausted, feeling slightly nauseous (nothing like chemo, but noticeable) and simply feeling lousy -- VERY different from my norm. I was repeatedly denied testing. Five months later my oncologist finally agreed to a CT scan. I was told it was normal. 2.5 months later my primary care physician saw me and said I didn't look well. He ordered a second CT. Turns out the original scan had shown a lesion that was misdiagnosed as a benign granuloma ... something I was not told about at the time. The second scan showed that the "benign granuloma" had more than doubled in size. It was biopsied and was a lung met. I changed oncologists and had the lobe surgically removed. Difficult surgery, but worth it. I'm very happy with my new oncologist, whom I've had for 5 1/2 years.
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