Here is the Admission report. Don't know if any of you understand such things.
Patient was admitted to QEH on 3 August 2016 with chest and back pain, night sweats, enlarged lymph nodes and weight loss. Due to shadowing of CXR and raised inflammatory markers (CRP 98) he was given antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia.
He had a CT scan which showed large left hilar and upper lobe tumour with mediastinal invasion, mediastinal and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy, liver metastases, upper abdominal lymphadenopathy. Assuming primary lung cancer, the radiological stage is T4 N3 \\m1b. A biopsy of right supraclavicular lymph node showed small cell lung cancer with a glandular component.
An MRI spine scan showed patchy subtle bone marrow changes involving the thoracic vertebra (T1,T,T4,T5,T6<T12),L4,S1,S!, no pathological fracture, multiple levels Schmorl's nodule herniation, no epidural or paraspinal compression, posterior disc bulge at C4/5 and C6/7 levels with no evidence of cord compression. Bone scan showed an overall impression is that of metastatic bone disease involving the spine, sternum and likely pelvis, skull and scapula.
Chemotherapy was started on 10 August 2016.
Well that was the report of my condition for any of you that can understand such things.
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