patches Posted July 25, 2006 Share Posted July 25, 2006 Hi, I have been visiting this site quite often in the last few weeks & it has been extremely helpful. On February 23rd I had a chest x-ray due to bronchitis. On March 1st my Doctor called to say the radiologist found a spot on my left lung. On March 2nd I had a CT scan on my lungs which confirmed a suspicious mass on my left lung. March 3rd I saw a surgeon; he said no need to do any furher tests or needle biopsy, he said either way it had to come out. He said he would not know for sure if it was cancer until he did a wedge resection and had the patholgist look at it while I was on the table, if it came back cancer he would take out the upper lobe of my left lung. It was cancer and he did remove the upper left lobe. When I woke up the first thing I wanted to know is if it was cancer or not; my family told me it was cancer and that I was lucky it was found so early. I was told it was NSCLC stage 1A. My surgeon said I would probably have chemo but it was up to the onc. When I saw the onc he said no chemo. He did a PET scan in April the area of surgery showed up hot, he said because of surgery. I'm scheduled for another PET in August. All of this is new to me as no one in my family has ever had cancer of any type. I am 47 years old, I did smoke for many years and quit two weeks before the x-ray. I was tired of getting bronchitis all the time. I know I will NEVER smoke again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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