alittlefield's Journey with Atypical, Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Survivor: Lung Carcinoid Tumor > Atypical

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 43

  1. 1
    over 8 years ago
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    Oh No

    I seem to have been oblivious to the fact the doctor was telling me i had cancer. I kept getting told it's a Benign carcinoid tumor. So in my head i'm thinking ok it's benign which means not cancerous. My mother on the other hand is going around telling everyone i have cancer. I keep telling everyone she tells that I dont. I just kept saying it's a tumor in my lung and it's not cancer.

  2. 2
    over 8 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I was originally going to get a second opinion during my spring break so that i wasn't missing a lot of work. Well within a month of being diagnosed i got pneumonia and ended up in the hospital. After that i coughed nonstop and lived on cough drops. I was so tired and just warn down i said forget the second opinion i just want to have the surgery and get it over with. The doctor got me into surgery in record time. Once he got me opened though he was quite surprised. It seemed the tumor pretty much sucked the life out of my lung and it was so bad looking he called in a second surgeon to consult with. He ended up having to take 2/3rd's of my lung out. After surgery he came and broke the news that it was bad and it was major surgery and that it was cancer. he got it all and it had not spread to my lymph nodes. So I didn't need any treatments and have been cancer free for two years this year.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree