Positive blood result

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I was diagnosed with COPD 2 years ago , I've had a few chest infections and various tests done , for my breathing etc.

My doctor sent me a letter to take part in a voluntary thing for detecting the early stages of lung cancer.

I got blood taken at the start of July , got a positive result...

This is now been follow up by a chest X-ray , and ct scan..

My lung function hasn't changed much to be honest..

So I don't know if by doing this voluntary thing , has been a good thing my poor family are stressing out..

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    I took part in June on it .

    i thought it was good as I used to have two inhalers now I just need the new type and don't even need to use it every day .

    i  say anything that helps is worth doing 

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      The clinical research is all about helping you and another sufferers , this was my initial thought.. What harm can it do henced the reason I'm taking part , but didn't expect to hear anything that quick...Just wait and see what happens..

      Thanks for your feed back big Dave

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      must admit i did not expect to find out for ages so was very suprised to get a phone call from my gp . Hope everythink is posertive for you and they speed through it

       

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    That must've been a terrible shock Patricia, but there's not really much point in agonising about it now, it's done and I guess like anything it's better to find out in the early stages rather than later.

    I hope you've had follow up on how this is likely to progress?

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      Hi Jude , thanks for ur reply , I'm a great believer in being positive always... There will be plenty of time to worry if the news isn't good...But no matter what I say my family will think differently as they worry I'm hiding things from them..

      I wanted to keep this to myself until I knew for certain , didn't want them to get upset but never materialised.

      So what happens I'm sure will be found out soon enough.

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    I guess it was a shock for you, let's hope whatever it is has been detected early for you. I wish you well and try and keep us informed. Good luck xx
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      Thanks Susan for ur reply , I'm hoping that it will be a step in the right direction...As this is voluntary there's hope for everyone , I've donated my blood sample to help others so fingers crossed... Will keep the forum posted on what the outcome is
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