lily55 Posted July 12, 2017 Share Posted July 12, 2017 I recently introduced myself in the "Introduce Yourself Here" forum, here is a short synopsis: my name is CJ and I was diagnosed with NSCLC in August of 2016. I did oral chemo, Alectinib, for four months then moved on to IV chemo and radiation for 6 weeks. Had issues with coughing up blood due to my bronchial artery being torn by one of the tumors. They attempted to repair it but it did not work so they were discussing whether to remove part or all of my left lung. Had a PET scan on 6/30 and my team was going to meet at their weekly "tumor board" and discuss my case and I was supposed to hear a recommendation yesterday from the surgeon. Well, I did not hear from them yesterday but I had an appointment with my oncologist today. He said there was new activity on my PET scan in my left axillary lymph nodes and they need to do a mammogram and breast biopsy. If that is negative there was also increased activity in the lymph nodes of my left hilum so they will then biopsy that. Depending on what the results of the biopsies are they will determine a course of treatment; Alectinib for a positive axillary biopsy and surgery for a positive hilum biopsy...I'm still processing everything cause I was not expecting to have to have a breast biopsy and I'm in a bit of shock. Vj3283 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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