LisaA Posted December 2, 2018 Share Posted December 2, 2018 Hello, I am so glad to have located this group. I feel like I have no support group and nowhere to get answers. I am 59 years old. I recently had to go to the emergency room with an unrelated problem where they took a routine chest xray where they saw abnormal findings. They proceeded to do the CT scan and confirmed two masses. One is upper right lobe and measures 5 cm. The other is lower right lobe measuring 8 mm. I am devastated. I had an appointment on Friday with University of Pennsylvania cancer/lung team. They are suspecting that it will is Stage 1B, but have ordered a PET scan for this Wed to confirm that. I also have an appointment with one of the lung surgeons that day. I have had chronic long term asthma so I didn't notice a difference in my breathing. I always have symptoms and it seemed the same to me. My O2 levels are generally 97%. I lived with heavy smokers all my life, plus I smoked as well over 20yrs. I quit at age 39. I live a very healthy lifestyle and work in healthcare myself. I'm floored by this. I have no idea what my future holds. Does anyone have insight into how worse my breathing will be after a lobectomy? I so want to not have to give up my career as I am a single woman responsible for my mortgage, etc. Does anyone here have advice about Univ of Pennsylvania for a treatment center? It is rated one of the top 10 in the country, but I would like input if anyone has any. Blessings to all of you. I wish none of us had to endure this! Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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