Hi everyone. I haven't posted anything in a long time, as my Dad has been "cancer free" since his Whipple in September of last year. My Dad had a "clear" CT scan about a month ago. It was noted that there was a little bit of fluid in his lung at the time though. This weekend, Dad was admitted to the hospital because he was feeling shortness of breath. A much larger amount of fluid was noted on x-rays. Once in the hospital they chose to do a thoratencesis (spelling??), and they ended up taking 3,400 cc's of fluid from his lung. My Dad told me that the fluid was all red.
The fluid was sent in for testing, and he is supposed to go in to see his oncologist on Wednesday to find out the results. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this, and what the results were. We know that this could be cancerous, but is that still possible after having a clear CT just a month ago?? If this is cancer, is there anything that they will be able to do for him? How much time do you think he will have? I would really appreaciate any insights anyone has on this!! Thanks so much!