Shirlie Posted June 6, 2006 Share Posted June 6, 2006 I feel that I am lucky. My cancer was caught early. In Jan while walking I got a pain in the left side of my neck. then my neck started hurting while I was just sitting watching tv. Figured I better go and see if there was something wrong with my heart. Stress test came back fine. nothing wrong with my heart. The dr noticed that my neck was swollen on the left side, and sent me for an mri. The mri showed the mass on the upper lobe of my right lung. was then sent to pulmonologist. He ordered a pet scan. The pet scan showed possible malignancy rt lung. A large mass on my thyroid and a blockage in my left kidney. He sent me immediately for a needle biopsy of the lung after the biopsy the lung collapsed (very painful and I was admitted for the night.Biopsy came back malignant. Was sent to Moffitt cancer center and was operated on April 4 2006 he removed the upper lobe of he right lung. All lymph nodes came back negative. May 3 had needle biopsy of the thyroid. I dont care to ever have one of those again. It came back negative. but because the mass is so large the are going to remove part of my thyroid sometime after I am finished with the chemo. I have an appointment at the end of june to see what is wrong with my kidney. believe it or not I always considered myself a very healthy person. but I will alway be thankful for the pain in my neck without that they would never have discovered the mass on the lung. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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