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Jeffrey,

Good to learn you are home and close to family. Could you please help another veteran on this forum with a lung cancer disability issue?  

Michele is the caregiver of her husband who is being treated by the VA for lung cancer in Florida.  Last evening, she posted this question.  As I understand it, you when through a disability adjustment when your were diagnosed with lung cancer.  Might you engage with Michele and give her the benefit of your experience.  You can use the private message function of the site to give her the benefit of your experience if you prefer.  Thanks and....

Stay the course.

Tom 

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Tom she should contact her congressman ( mine was Billarackus ) and I had 100% in 30 days.

I did post to her question, ask anything and I will answer how I did as I remember.

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so the oncologist was very specific about what cancer I have finally , stage 3 type a t3 with lymph nodes involved. I will have 4 chemo , 1 per week and 6 daily radiation treatments. I will stay in hospital for 6-8 weeks.

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Jeffrey,

Stage 3A NSCLC?  I recall there was a question about the type.  Is it NSCLC and if so Adenocarcinoma or Squamous cell?

I am confused about your post surgical treatment description.  Will you be hospitalized?  Are you to receive 6 weeks of radiation and 4 weeks of chemo, once per week?  The radiation sounds odd post surgery.  Did he give a reason?

Stay the course.

Tom

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Squamous cell carcinoma

tumer ssociated atelectasis or obstructive pneumonitis

extranodal extension :present

lymph vascular invasion:present

had a ct scan last thursday , va called , cancer has spread and tomorrow another pet scan to see where.

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Jeffrey,

That's not good!

So they are hospitalizing you because of the current atelectasis and potential irritation of radiation and chemo, is that correct?

Do let me know what the PET reveals.  I hope it is just an aberration....

Stay the course.

Tom

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