AtlantaVibes Posted May 22, 2003 Share Posted May 22, 2003 My name is Steve I’m 51 and was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell lung cancer (T4 N2 M1) last January (03). My Doctor found it on my yearly physical with a standard chest x-ray. It revealed a small spot on my right lung, I had know symptoms of cancer. The Doctor said no big deal we will jut take out that lobe and that will be that. The next thing I knew I was waking up from surgery and the Doctor gave me the bad news that the cancer could not be removed, radiation was not an option because the cancer was around my heart and lungs. He then went on to ask me what my history with smoking and I said none then he asked me about my history with asbestos and again I said none. At any rate it’s in there and it’s not coming out. Additionally I was told there was evidence of mediastinal adenopthy, pulmonary nodules. So I started Chemo in late Feb (carboplatin and taxol) , my treatment is three weeks on then skip a week. I live by my self and have no family but I do have some great friends. I’m on disability from work the Chemo just knots me out. I feel my whole world has just been turned upside down. I don’t have anybody to talk to about this trip I’m on and was hoping to correspond with others who have lung cancer, anyone who might be able to help me with what to expect down the road. It appears that the survival rate of this cancer is about 15% past two years. I used to think I had all the answers now I can’t even make a plan past tomorrow. I would sincerely appreciate any emails my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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