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Good morning, Mary,
Welcome to LCSC. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and misdiagnosis. You were right to trust your body and go to another hospital when you knew something wasn't right. I'm glad that you've joined the message boards and hope that you can connect with many others who are on similar journeys. Please feel free to explore other boards and join the conversations. You'll most likely get more responses on this post, since people are always happy to welcome new members.
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Hi, my name is Mary and I have stage 4 BAC Adenocarcinoma which is a rare type of lung cancer. I was told only 3% of the population suffer from this. In June of 2015 I had my middle lobe right lung removed. At the time the cancer center I was going to said it was Stage A 1 and I didn't need any chemo or radiation . I had a weird feeling and went to one of the top hospitals in Phoenix. They put me through all kinds of tests and afterwards I was told the original diagnose was wrong ( NSC adenocarcinoma ). That's when I was told it was BAC Adenocarcinoma stage 4 since it reoccurred . It is not from smoking, and it is a recurring type of cancer. I went through Proton Beam radiation , and now chemo. Already I have another nodule on my lung. I am looking forward to meeting others going through this.