MaryR11 Posted September 13, 2016 Share Posted September 13, 2016 I'm newly diagnosed as of June 28, 2016 with Lung Cancer. It's non small cell adenocarcinoma, RT upper lung, Stage 1. It was recommended that the R upper lung be removed. On August 2, 2016, I had a bronchoscopy and mediastinoscopy for staging purposes. Both were negative for malignancy. Then I had a minimally invasive right upper lobectomy and mediastinal lymphadenectomy. This showed multiple foci of multifocal invasive adenocarcinoma. They removed a similar lesion of the lateral aspect of the lower lobe using a wedge resection. No radiation or chemotherapy was recommended after this surgery. The ocologist will follow me with CT scans every 3 months. If, in the future, my other currently "less concerning" lesions become problematic, they would decide on the best alternative then - - excisional surgical approach vs. ablative approach vs. external beam SBRT radiation. That's probably way more than what you want to know. The only reassuring part of this is "Stage 1" , however, I feel like my death sentence has been entered on the Book of Life. All that remains is to enter the date. Yikes! Yes, I'm plenty scared, but for the most part, I start each day pretty optimistically. And, of course, I've resorted to lots of prayer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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