Guest Teddie/Amy Posted June 17, 2005 Share Posted June 17, 2005 Hi everybody. I am one of Nancy's eleven brothers and sisters. We support Nancy in her treatment for the NSCLC. Nancy is a fighter and we will be with her through the good, bad and the ugly. Nancy is very anxious to get started on her treatment. She also has a new computer and in having cable connected today. After Norton Virus 2002 is installed, she should be ready log on here and get to know all of you. She is a special woman. We love her very much. I could not ask for a better sister. Thursday, we were at the doctors office for test results and the first cemo treatment. The first thing we heard from Dr. Beck was that the PET scan test results threw him a curve. The PET scan showed some hot spots in Nancy's right lung, one near her right collarbone and one just below her right ear. Dr. Beck said that was very unusual and not how the cancer should have spread. He seems to think those lymph nodes are infected and probably has nothing to do with Nancy's cancer. We sure hope so. It sounds like good news. Well, not especially good, but not bad. Monday, Nancy will see a surgeon who will perform a biopsy of some kind on the lymph nodes that were found on the PET scan. From what I gather, the main purpose of the PET scan was to see if the cancer has spread further than what the CT scan had found. The doctor will not start cemo treatment without knowing what the new found hot spots are. I am sure we will have lots of questions to ask the surgeon on Monday. Dr. Beck said the surgeon would make a small incision just below the neck, in the front (chest area). Have any of you had this procedure or heard of it? Any information would be greatly appreciated. From your own experience or from research you have done. We are open for all the information we can get on this disease called NSCLC. I wish the best to all of you who are fighting cancer. Teddie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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