Father diagnosed with chronic inflammatory lesion of the lung

It all started on April 19th 2009 when my dad underwent a formal checkup at a Cancer Detection Camp, which was held in Punjab National Bank in Karol Bagh, New Delhi. As we live in India, we received the report from the PNB Bank Karol Bagh branch on June 4, 2009 which showed blood tests and other tests which were negative but a chest x-ray revealed some irregular soft tissue densities and opacities and impression of the radiologist was (question mark) ? /left aortic calcification/pulmonary Koch's and further consultation with a chest/cardiac specialist was indicated.

After reading the above report, I decided to take my father to Delhi Heart and Lung Institute the next day, i.e., June 5, 2009 and one of the lung doctors there had a look on my dad's reports and told us that it is not clear and we need to do further diagnostic tests to determine the final diagnosis of these irregular opacities and tissue degradations. My dad is having moderate dry cough and no fevers, chills, loss of appetite, or weight loss, but it is important to note that he has found blood in the sputum or vomiting some time in the past, and is not sure of exact date of it happening.

The lung doctor of Delhi H&L Institute advised us to get a Thorax/Chest CAT scan with CT-guided FNAC done. We visited Bharat X-ray Clinic in Tilak Nagar, New Delhi on June 8, 2009 to get CT thorax with CT-guided FNAC done on my father. FNAC in medical terms is known as fine needle aspiration cytology in which some fluid is taken from the lesion for histopathological analysis.

The reports for CT thorax and CT-guided FNAC came back to our place on June 9, 2009 with the impression under FNAC of CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY LESION of the lung with hemorrhagic background and some eosinophils and leukocytes. On CT, it read as showing cavitary lesions in both lung fields. I called up the radiologist and asked what it is and he told me that yes there is an old lesion in your father's lungs but it is not malignant or tumorous. You should consult a good chest specialist or lung doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.

The next day, June 10, 2009 which is today, I visited Heart and Lung Institute in Panchkuian Road again with all the reports of CT, even with sputum for AFB and the doctor over there saw those reports and suggested that up until now also there is no hard diagnosis could be made of this lesion and we need to do a bronchoscopy done. On further questioning that what do you think doctor that this lesion is all about, he told me that it is suggesting most likely tuberculosis but we cannot take risk because it has happened many times in the medical science that tuberculosis mimics lung cancer or lung CA, so better get the bronchoscopy done and then we will start the treatment.

I am very worried because of this and I would like you all my friends over here at hubpages to pray for my father that this lesion should not be a lung cancer because my family has gone through all the pains and sufferings of uterine cancer in my mother who died 13 years back and we do not have any strength left to fight this disease again. I know science is great but I also believe in God and know that praying to God really really helps.

As of today June 11, 2009, I have consulted three chest specialists from different hospitals and all are of the opinion of starting ATT antituberculosis drug for six weeks and then doing a CT scan again to check out if the lesion is reducing or not. I am starting ATT on my father from tomorrow.

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hafeezrm 7 years ago from Pakistan

I would certainly pray for his health.


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Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

God gives health to your father. Do not take worry.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you very much hafeezrm and kmadhav for your prayers for my father's health.


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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

Will definately say a prayer for your father Soni! I truly understand what it is like to have an ailing father. Take care...


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you very much Ms Chievous for the prayers... We got the result of Montoux test done today which came back positive as 17 mm.... It might be possible now that doctors will have a clue of what disease my father is having.


Useful Knowledge 7 years ago

I am not sure when this hub was posted. I will be glad to pray for your father. How is he doing now?


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I posted this hub on June 10th and my father is doing fine now. Thanks for the prayers. I took my father to a superspecialist chest physician who said that niether he is having tuberculosis at the current time due to lack of symptoms, nor he has any type of cancer but then also to discern what he is having as it is really confusing, they will do a CT guided Fine needle aspiration biopsy from both lung fields on Monday.


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sherly_hello 7 years ago

I guess you & i are on same lines.. My father in law had cancer but he is doing fine now. thank god.

please take a time to view my hub


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

I read your post ~16months back that ur dad is doing well...Thank God.

I am going through the loss of my Dad and he was only 66 so, can understand how one feels emotionally to see them sick.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you Ruchira. I will pray to God for divine soul of your dad rest in peace.


Polash 4 years ago

Hi

I am Polash from Bangladesh. I am also suffering this (As like) disease from last three years. I want to know adjackly what happens with ur dad. And I want to know where will be good treatment we can get for this type of disease in India. Please give me any kind of suggestions in my email address. polash@renata-ltd.com

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