vitis Posted January 11, 2009 Share Posted January 11, 2009 Hi there everyone, I am a 60yo male in New Zealand. I used to smoke and did so for 45 years then decided in may 08 to quit which has been very successful, but in October I had a bad angina attack which resulted in having a stent placed in my heart artery . This was fine but a month later the hospital asked me to come back for a ct scan as xrays had shown something in my right lung. Well I've since had a lung biopsy & a pet scan which confirmed adinocarcinoma stage 1a and also indicates some activity in a lesion just below my right ear. I've had FNA biopsy of this lesion but there was insufficient material for a result. This is now being repeated on 22nd Jan. The specialist has told me not to worry as the cancer is small and slow moving and they will cut off the top of my lung with the cancer and I will be fine. I am getting a bit frustrated as I want the operation to proceed asap but everything is being held up because they can't find out what the lesion is in my parotid gland.I suggested they remove the lesion anyway regardless but they seem reluctant to do this. Am I unduly concerned????? Vitis Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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