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Will I get Cancer again?

Judi snavely

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Since 2014 I have had NED of SCLC of right lung. ONC will not say I am Cancer Free or in remission due to possibility of cancer return. Anyone with relapse after 9 years? Also brain radiation.

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  • 9 months later...

I’ve seen posts, in another group, where it has returned. I’ve also seen some 14-20 years out no reoccurrence. I don’t think anyone knows for sure. Be sure to pay attention to your body if anything changes go see your doctor.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I know people who have had recurrences and who continue to live lives of meaning almost 20 years after diagnosis. My oncologist does not use the term NED with lung cancer. The term even the doctors who read scans use is "stable." I'll take it. There are no guarantees, there is no way to know. I think coming to to peace with this is the hardest work of living with lung cancer.

I have had gamma knife for a brain met, but not whole brain radiation. 

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