BridgetO Posted December 7, 2016 Share Posted December 7, 2016 Hi, I'm recently diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma, grade 1, stage 1a, with a KRAS mutation. I had a VATS (laparoscopic) lobectomy 3 weeks ago.and I'm recovering much faster than I thought I would. I have a few questions. First, my doctors told me that for this early stage cancer, surgery would almost certainly be curative, with no further treatment needed. However, they also said that this cancer has a tendency to recur. Somewhere I read that it recurs in about 50% of cases. How does "recurrence" fit with "being cured? Have any of you had a stage 1a adenocarcinoma recur? How long afer surgery? Second, this lung cancer is my 3rd primary cancer. I had a grade 1, stage 1 breast cancer, and also a grade 3 stage 3 clear cell cervical. The lung cancer was discovered in a routine CT scan for keeping watch for metasteses from the cervical. This one wasn't (thankfully) a met, but new primary. BTW, I'm a never-smoker. I'm wondering why I have had multiple different cancers. I don't mean "why" in the sense of "why me?", but in the sense of whether there is some connection and whether I need to watch for any specifice new ones, ongoing. I'm not seeing any information that these 3 types are related to any syndrome or specific environmental factor. Is it just bad luck? I'd appreciate hearing from anybody with multiple "unrelated" cancers, or who has any thoughts or info about this. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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