lily55 Posted July 11, 2017 Share Posted July 11, 2017 I was diagnosed with NSCLC of my left lung in September of 2016. I started treatment with an oral medication which helped a lot and then in January of 2017 moved on to IV chemo and radiation for six weeks. Once that was complete I started coughing up significant amounts of blood and discovered the tumor in my lung had torn a hole in my bronchial artery. I was in and out of the hospital for about a month dealing with it and continued to cough up blood until early June 2017. Because of the coughing and the blood and the fact that the procedures they did to try to repair the hole didn't work they started talking about removing my left lung. Two PET scans later and there's still "activity" in my left lung and now there's additional activity in the lymph nodes in my left armpit. They can't tell for sure whether it's cancer or inflammation, apparently. My oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, pulmonologist, and other specialists are discussing my case today to make a recommendation about whether I should have the lung removed or not. I am super anxious because it's a huge surgery, I'm only 30 years old, and there are obviously no guarantees whether it will improve my breathing/quality of life. Mally 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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