esky0083 Posted March 25, 2008 Share Posted March 25, 2008 My name is Diane and I'm a 43 yr. old woman from a small town in Northern Michigan. Two years ago this month I was diagnosed with non small cell carcinoma. March 2006- Constant cough and excessive weight loss Dr. ordered CAT scan, due to abnormality on x-ray, was referred to thoriacic specialist. April 2006 Diagnosed with stage IV nsclc. Lung biopsy, PET scan, pulmonary function, and bone scan. Cancer diagnosed as inoperable at this time, too close to the Aorta for surgery. Surgeon suggests chemotherapy and radia- tion to perhaps shrink tumor away from the heart. May 2006- Begin chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radia- tion therapy. June 2006- Another CAT scan to check for shrinkage of the tumor. PET scan, pulmonary function and bone scan. July 2006- Had surgery to remove entire left lung. After 4 hour surgery, 4 day hospital stay went home, doing pretty well. Nov. 2006- Three month checkup, CAT scan is clear. Feb. 2007- 6 month checkup, two small nodules found on upper lobe of right lung. CAT scan, PET scan, MRI, bone scan and pulmonary function tests. Getting ready for surgery number 2. March 2007- Surgery- Wedge to remove 2 nodules in upper right lung. Leak in lung, hospital- ized 20 days. July 2007- Three month checkup. Scan is clear. Nov. 2007- Six month checkup. Scan still clear. Feeling quite well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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