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Hi. I'm new here. Hopefully posting correctly. I've just gone through 3 weeks of hell and ending up with the diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis. It started with a terrible cold that lasted 2 weeks with horrific coughing spells. I went to dr. And got a cough medicine which took care of that. A few days later I was back at dr. With sharp pain in lower rib area. She sent me for xray suspecting a cracked rib. Well I did indeed have a cracked rib along with a large spot on my upper right lung. So next was a ct scan to take a look. The news/results were devestating. Showed signs of malignancy and metastisized to lymph nodes. Next was pet scan. Worse results. My lung mass and nodes were lit up light xmas lights. At this point I'm sent to pulmonary dr. They already have me at cancer which was beyond frightening. Last test to confirm and find out what type of cancer was the lung biopsy. Biopsy results come back no cancer found but sarcoidosis. Not knowing a whole lot about this sarcoidosis I felt relief that it at least wasn't a lung cancer that metastisized. The whole experience has been an out of body one. I am still having the thought that it's cancer? Can a biopsy of the lung be a deciding factor of sarcoidosis? And could it be cancer and sarcoidosis?? Dr. Says they found no cancer cells and all granuloma consistent with sarcodosis. The drs. were just so certain I had cancer lpoking at ct scan and pet. They seemed shocked at biopsy results. Feeling confused as I don't have extreme symptoms of sarcoidosis. In hindsite I do realize I could contribute things in the last few years to it. Such as fatigue...occasionally out of breath...no cough though. I also did have a granuloma annulare removed from my nose 3 years ago that could have been a tip off. Just looking for any info. I can get as its been an emotional roller coater for me and my family. Thank you in advance.
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