My wife had a radical mastectomy 16 years ago and had tomoxifin therapy for five years. She was node-negative and received no chemotherapy or radiation. Recent chest X-ray and CT-scan show a 2.5 centimeter nodule in her right lung and innumerable small nodules in both lungs. Physically, she has not experienced ANY of the symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer to the lung, i.e., no fever, no loss of appetite, no weight-loss, etc. Her pulmonologist says that the presence of many small nodules is a good sign that the larger nodule is benign. She is scheduled to have needle biopsy in a couple of days.

Based on the above, is it reasonable for me (us) to be VERY hopeful that her condition is probably not metastatic breast cancer or primary lung cancer?