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Bronchoalveolar carcinoma and sarcoidosis
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Bronchoalveolar carcinoma and sarcoidosis

How difficult is it to diagnose sarcoidosis.  My father was initially diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung.  After initial chemotherapy, small nodules appeared in the left lung, which was previously unaffected.  Needle biopsy of the right lung showed a further diagnosis of BAC.  I have thought he may also have sarcoidosis because for at least 15 years he has had the marks on his shins and developed rosacea only on his nose.  Should they have been able to also diagnose the sarcoidosis from the needle biopsy?  If he does have sarcoidosis, can chemotherapy make it worse?
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They should have been able to make the diagnosis of sarcoidosis on the biopsy.  That is a fairly definitive way to do so. Please read our sarcoidosis information to learn more.
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