LexieCat Posted July 16, 2020 Share Posted July 16, 2020 Hey, folks, Sorry I haven't posted much in the last year or so--everything rolling along great and focusing on other things. As of today, that changes a bit. I went for what was to be the last of my 6-month post-scan checkups (they were going to switch to annual if all looked good) and an area of diffuse consolidation in my lower right lobe that they'd seen on previous scans now appears more solid and suspicious for cancer. Ugh. It is NOT suspected that this has any relationship to my original cancer (for those who don't know, I has an upper left lobectomy almost exactly three years ago--NSCLC, Stage 1b). Rather, it's most likely just a function of my susceptibility to lung cancer as a result of my many years of smoking. Today's visit was with a brand-new (new to me) oncologist--mine has taken a new job in Minneapolis. The good news is that I REALLY liked this doctor. He projected the perfect mix of concern and encouragement that I liked so much in my surgeon. The doc ordered a PET scan, which will be scheduled as soon as the insurance company authorizes. Doc says we will see how that turns out, and the results will be discussed at their tumor board. He said I then might be seeing my surgeon again. I told him I LOVE my surgeon (probably my favorite doc who's ever treated me) but I REALLY was hoping never to see him professionally again. I told him I was afraid of having a SECOND lobectomy. He assured me they would look at all the options and suggested I might be a candidate for CyberKnife radiation surgery if it comes to that. So yeah, pretty bummed. I really don't wanna have to go through this all again. If it weren't for the honor of the thing, I'd just as soon walk. Scruboak, Lisa Haines and Lisa L 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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