Maryanne Posted September 28, 2006 Share Posted September 28, 2006 Went to see his surgeon. Love that guy his is so understanding and a great surgeon. We are going to wait about 6 weeks and take another Pet scan to see if there was any growth. His SUV is 2.6 which is mild uptake. The surgeon if need be, will go in and take the nodule out with just a wedge section by doing VATS, if it turns out to be cancerous then he will remove his upper right lobe. If benign, taking out the nodule will be it. So here we go again, but this time since the nodule is small he feels it probably did not spread and that he if he had to take out the lobe his breathing could handle as his Lung capacity is high at 97. He most likely would not need any chemo. So we have to wait. Also his surgeon actually was not against cyberknife. He just feels that they do not know the long term effects yet as far as it staying C free. And he thinks it is good if you do not have the lung capacity to take another operation. So with Joels lung capacity being so high he feels there will absoultely no problem removing a lobe if need be. So now it is just wait and see. We are find with this but of course we would want it to be stable and not have to go through another operation even if this one would be a cinch compared to his first one. So that's it for now. Next scan will be in 6 weeks. It just seems like everything with him always comes down to the holiday season- sucks! Thank you all as usual for your support and prayers. Maryanne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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