valadi Posted August 30, 2007 Share Posted August 30, 2007 Hi, I have been lurking around and wondering how to explain my situation. I was DX'd with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Poorly Differentiated (Histologic Grade G3) on July 10th 2007 after having a wedge resection done. No nodes where removed for diagnosing by pathologist. I don't know why. They staged my tumor as T1a (1.8cm...no large or small vessel invasion observed) but can not formally called it that because of not removing any LN. Now they want me to go back in and have the remainder of my right lower lobe removed just so they can check out my LN as they feel that is in my best interest. No chemo or radiation is being offered Has anyone gone through this? I DO NOT want to have surgery again but I also want the best prognoses I can get with my lung cancer. I am very upset and afraid of having to go through another surgery because I also have moderate to severe COPD and a portion of my lung is stuck to my body because of scaring from having radiation for prior Breast Cancer and will require some repair to allow my lung to move freely. This makes the operation a bit more encompassing than the first one. I also have had some prior problems with anesthesia. These problems make it very hard for me to come to a decision as to what I should do. I feel emotionally overwhelmed. Has anyone had a lung resection done. Had their tumor stage T1a with no nodes removed and decided to not have further surgery to have the remainder of their lobe removed. If so, how is your LC doing now? Thank you for any help you can offer me as I said I am at my wits end coming to a decision. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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