elkiesmom Posted July 5, 2005 Share Posted July 5, 2005 Hi. My husband found out he had lung cancer May 23. After all tests were done we found out it was nsclc.Last week we went to see the surgeon at Moffett cancer center. He said he can operate on my husband since it doesn't seem by all the tests that the cancer has spread. Even though the nsclc is 10cm it is well contained and he will try to only take the one lobe out but might end up having to take the whole lung out. After the surgery he will then start chemo as a safe guard.He will have his surgery on July 26th so I am keeping my fingers crossed.My only concern is that we found out on May 23rd but we are waiting until july 26th to start any treatment. Though when I said that to the doctor today he said that this is a small growing cancer.I hope he is right. We are also having a problem with the staging. I can't get a doctor to stage it for sure. It might be a 2 or maybe a three. All I know is even though the mass is 10cm they will do surgery July 26th. The pet scan showed it had not spread so from my reading on staging I have to say he is a stage 3a. I think I am right. Our surgeon at Moffitt said he can get it out including all the lymph nodes if they turn up to have cancer cells in them though the pet scan didn't show this. He will try taking one lope out but if he has to he will take the whole lung out. After the surgery is done our oncologist will start chemo. Has any had the entire lung out and if so what should we expect. BTW my husband has had Athsma all of his life. This concerns me but not the doctor. I do know that it will devastate my husband if he has to reley on oxygen the rest of his life. Lorrie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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