Mouse424 Posted July 16, 2004 Share Posted July 16, 2004 On 6/18/04 had right upper lobectomy due to a 1.4cm nodule. When patholgy came back I was staged 1a small cell lung cancer. When in the hospital I thought all Dr.'s were on the same page with treatment. Yesterday I went for my two week checkup with surgeon and he is against chemo. Oncologists I am seeing on Monday want me to do it. I am the fourth person in my family to get cancer. My Brother died at 37 after an extremely brave fight. I know I am extrememly lucky for my cancer to have been found so early. I also have extensive emphysema. This slowed down the sealing of lung after lobectomey. I was in hospital for 13 days and had the chest tube in for 12 of them. I was all set to start chemo and now I don't know what to do. My husband and I are going to get two more professional opinions but were wondering if anyone had any thoughts. I am a 42 year old Mom with two wonderful kids and an amazing husband. Does anybody know where I can find some information on this. If it will improve my odds, I will gladly take the chemo, but if it is just me being a guinea pig, I think I will pass. I have seen what chemo can do and can't do. If anyone can be of any help, I would greatly appreciate it. Cathy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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