Mendy Posted October 6, 2007 Share Posted October 6, 2007 We have yet another hurdle to get through. Last week my husband met with the head of of thoracic surgery at Emory to get started with his new set of doctors now that we are in GA. He had my husband get a PET and CAT scan this past Monday. The scans show that he has a lymph node on his good lung lighting up big time. That is the only spot that shows any cancer. His left side is clear. He also has a bulla on his right lung that his surgeon in MD wanted to fix and so does this new surgeon. So in a couple of weeks he will have the bulla and all his lymph nodes on the right lung removed. He will be in the hospital 3 days post op day. What confuses me is that the surgeon met with a review board and they all agree that he will not need any adjuvent chemo or radiation. How can they make that determination pre-surgery? If his lymph node is collecting cancer cells, couldn't there still be some stray cells? I am also frustrated because he just started a new job this week and we don't know if he will have it when he is ready to go back. It feels like it will be impossible to get ahead. The good news is that he should be breathing much easier with the bulla removed and he is staying positive with that in mind. Anyone else had a bulla removed? Mendy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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