LilyMir Posted April 23, 2022 Share Posted April 23, 2022 Hi all, So my VATS is done. I can't say it was easy (the chest tube was absolutely horrible) but things went well and the surgeon told me he was aggressive removing lymph nodes along with my lobe (one node showed some uptake on PET and looked big during surgery). The final pathology report is not ready yet (gosh, it has been 10 days!) but I was advised to start mentally preparing for adjuvant chemo. Surgeon says it reduces chances of recurrence. No word yet what chemo and how long, this will be discussed next week I was told (they are testing for mutations). Couple of Qs: - What mutations should I insist they test for? We are in Canada so testing seems not to be comprehensive due to cost (socialized healthcare). - IS mutation testing and biomarker testing one and the same? - Anyone had similar experience with adjuvant chemo? Is it effective? As usual, now that surgery is done, my brain has moved to the worry of recurrence! Thanks very much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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