RH1970 Posted August 31, 2020 Share Posted August 31, 2020 Hello all .. I am so grateful a community like this exists. I'm afraid I'm going to need it. Right now I feel like I'm numb and in a state of shock. I am a 50 year old male and, after the results of an XRAY, CT scan and PET scan, I have been told that there is a good chance I have lung cancer. The doctor at Roswell Park says that they believe there is a 60/40 chance that the 2.5 cm nodule and lymph nodes that appear to glow on the PET scan are indeed cancerous, rather than infectious. They went on to explain that if it is cancer, it would be stage iii because of the nodal involvement. I am at a total loss about how to process this information. I am a Prostate Cancer Survivor of 8 years, so I have faced cancer before, but PC is very different from stage iii lung cancer. I know the prognosis for stage iii is generally not great. I guess right now I'm hoping for words of encouragement or advice from stage iii survivors. I need to find a way to believe that 'everything will be ok', even when I know the odds are not in my favor. How to act 'normal' in front of my 3 young boys, how to carry on with everyday activities, how to work, make plans, etc.. I don't really know what else to say except thank you for being here. -Rick Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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