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freisadm posted a topic in INTRODUCE YOURSELF!I am 57 years old and was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in my left upper lung. Had a needle biopsy last week. This whole thing was out of the blue. My rheumatologist retired and I had to see a new one. She did a routine set of xrays including chest. Thank goodness she did. I had no symptoms at all. Right now, I'm waiting to see a thoracic surgeon. Hoping it will not be a long wait - my left lung is now collapsed and shortness of breath is happening. This is a complication from the biopsy. They are talking about a chest tube, but want to see if they can remove whatever portion of the left lobe necessary at the same time. Also need to take lymph nodes for staging. I'm at a loss right now. My dad died of lung cancer 3 years ago and I can't believe it is happening to me. I've been retired for 2 years and my husband just retired. We bought a place in Florida so we could be snowbirds. So looking forward to our 1st season out of the Northeast winters. We are hoping for a good outcome, but just blindsided by this. We should know more after we see the thoracic surgeon.