Julie in SoCal Posted April 6, 2017 Share Posted April 6, 2017 Greetings New Friends, I'm so glad to have found this board. I'm a Melanoma survivor and am have found these forums indispensable for both support and understanding this crazy, weird cancer world. THANKS!!!! My story: I have Stage 4 Melanoma, and a year ago in the course of routine melanoma scans and whatnots, we discovered two lung nodules. At first, we, (myself and my Rock Star oncology team) decided to watch them and see what they would do. They were small (6mm), very slow growing and possibly harmless. Also we figured that they were probably melanoma mets, if they were mets, the mel treatment I was on should deal with them. Mel treatment did nothing for them and in the course of a year, one of them doubled in size (to a 15mm x17mm a spiculated mass) and lit up a PET scan (SUV 7.5). I also now have "ground glass opacity" around the lit up nodule. This got our attention. My Rock Star Doc team thinks this lung cancer, not melanoma. So tomorrow I will be talking with a thoracic surgeon about removing my mystery lung critter. This is not my first rodeo with cancer, but there's a lot to learn about LC. All wisdom and sage advice welcomed! Thanks friends, Shalom, Julie Mally 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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