hello, my name is raymond johnson and i am 61 years young and this year i have been dx with nsclc squamous. it all started because i wanted to quit smoking, i wanted a cxr just to get a baseline. got a cxr with a appt with a pulmonologist the following tuesday. i just so happened be sick, just the common cold/flu, so i thought. the dr examined me and told me i had a mass on my lungs and have pneumonia. my journey begins. had a ct scan with contrast and a lung biopsy. all i was told that i had lung cancer. then the pulmonologist goes on vacation. still no answers. then i get a phone call that says i have an appt with the oncologist dr and radiation dr. still nobody is telling me why. the chemo dr , after a month from first dx, tells me i have nsclc squamous stage 3a. tells me i will get chemo once or twice every 35 days forever. this does not sound good. i go to the radiation dr and she told me she with give me 35 txs of radiation to get rid of this cancer. but wait she then tells me maybe i should see a surgeon before her treatment. off i go to the local thoracic surgeon. he tells me he might just take a little bit of lung , maybe just one lobe,maybe two lobes, maybe the whole lung. there is too many maybes for me. so i have had prostate cancer back in 2010 and was treated by memorial sloan kettering hospital in nyc,ny. i told my pcp to make some phone calls and to get me an appt. got me appt, got another ct scan another pet scan another brain scan. involved in a trail study getting atezolizumab before surgery. got my first dose on 8 jun and will get my second dose on 27 jun and surgery is scheduled for 20 jul 17. the side efects been hitting the last few days, coughing up blood clots feeling very tired but i guess there is no pain yet, anyway thanks for listening.