What other diagnostic tests were done and what are the symptoms present? Diagnosis of cancer may include factors such as biopsy and other diagnostic test results, symptoms, family and personal history and overall health. Colonic diverticulosis or bulging sacs pushing outward from the colon wall may occur as a person ages. This condition may be asymptomatic or may present with abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. On the other hand, collapse of part or all of a lung may be caused by a blockage of the air passages or by pressure on the outside of the lung. Lung diseases, obstruction, and even tumors may need to be ruled out. It is best that you discuss the results with your doctor for proper diagnosis. Take care and do keep us posted.
Mild wall thickening of the terminal ileum raises the possibility of infectious and/or inflammatory ileitis, including but not limited to entities such as Crohn's disease; cannot exclude cancer. Recommend clinical and/or laboratory correlation +/- colonoscopy if clinically warranted. You should consult a gastroenterologist regarding next steps.