Vicki's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62

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    • Vicki
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    I thought that it was my congestive heart failure making me so out of breath, not cancer. I don't smoke and never have but I have had heart problems. So now I find out that I have a 7 cm. growth in my left lung behind my heart and that it is putting pressure on my heart and making breathing difficult. I feel like I have a ticking time bomb in my chest and I want it out. I did change my diet and totally gave up drinking cokes and have not eaten any meat or chicken but I have had tuna and salmon. Right now, I am just scared. I am raising my two granddaughters, ages 9 and 14.