pewjumper Posted December 12, 2006 Share Posted December 12, 2006 Hi everyone. I feel as though something's not right with me. As I've said, mom had stage IIB Adenocarcinoma and had a lobectomy for which we found a 4.5 cm tumor and only one hilar lymph node positive. Now we're planning adjuvant chemo. Everyone keeps telling me that she's lucky and that there's a good chance for a cure, but why am I still freaking out!?? I'm so scared of finding out bad news or finding out that it's back. I know that never goes away, but how long am I going to be a nut job about this? Does Adenocarcinoma pose a greater threat of recurrence than other types of NSCLC? If so, is the treatment going to be different based on that? When they did the lobectomy, did the surgeon take out the mediastinal lymph nodes? And if he did, would that decrease her chance of having cancerous cells spread through them? Chemo sounds so terrible and scary? Is she going to be ok with all that? I have so many questions racing around my head, and no matter how much I research and try to stay calm, I always end up freaking out over all this. It all comes down to this.. "Is my mom going to be ok?!?!" Thank you all. I'm experiencing one of those moments when the walls close in and I just needed to scream for a while. (But if someone has answers to my questions, it might help.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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