paulette3 Posted May 12, 2009 Share Posted May 12, 2009 Hi, I'm Paulette, 62, who smoked for 42 years. On 4/02/09 my primary doctor did a chest x-ray because I had not had one for years. He saw a suspicious spot on my upper left lung. I had a CT scan the next day which showed a large (over 4 cm) mass. The next week I had a PET scan which showed only the one spot in my lung. On 5/01/09 I had the upper lobe of my left lung removed (VATS). I just got out of the hospital 4 days ago. No cancer was found in the lymph nodes removed during surgery but the mass was NSCLC. I'm trying to stay positive and am now waiting to heal from surgery. But of course deep down - I'm scared. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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