luvmydog2 Posted July 17, 2003 Share Posted July 17, 2003 Hello. My name is Bruce. I was diagnosed with NSCLC 3/03. My CT Scan revealed a mass on my left lung approx 7 cm in size. Scan also revealed 2 spots on my lymph node less than 1 cm. My onc said that he didn’t consider anything less than 1.5 cm to be abnormal. My onc said he felt like the way to go with my type of tumor was surgery. For the next 3 weeks I went through extensive testing.... CT, bone scan, pelvis scan, brain scan and PET Scan. All these came back clean and my onc determined that the tumor was on the left lung only and had not mat yet. When I finally saw my surgeon, he said he was not sure he could remove it if he went in there. He recomended Chemo and Radiation to shrink it. I had 5 chemo treatments (1 per week) and 25 radiation treatments. The treatments were Carbo and Taxol. I had no side effects that I could tell. My tumor shrunk to approx 1.5cm by the last radiation treatment. I had surgery to remove the lung on 6/17/03. The only major problem I am having right now is Short of Breath. I only have this problem when I get soreness in my back and side area where the incision is. Other than that I am fairing well. The Path report came back that they got it all out. I don’t see my onc for 3 more weeks so here are the questions that are going through my mind. Does this report mean that Cancer is gone or just gone from this area. I know each person is different but now that surgery is over ...what next. Am hoping that those of you that have had this surgery can tell me some things to expect in time. After reading hundreds of your post, I am glad I found this site. There is so much love and support here. I will be keeping each of you in my Prayers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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