Geeker's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • Geeker
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Not techincally diagnosed yet, but it's obvious with nodules in two lobes of right lung and one in left young that it is already spreading

    Oh No

    Contrast CT scan of neck (for another problem) revealed (late October this year) an undetermined nodule in left lung. Full chest contrast CT performed in November revealed 3 nodules, which, while technically small, suggest definite cancer. Only real question it seems the biopsy willl add is what kind and maybe more staging. Chest scan shows a 9mm nodule at the apex of the right lung that will not enhance, "is not detectably calcified," and "must be considered a neoplasm unless proven otherwise." Also, an 8mm nodule that is 3mm deep is at the fissure of the lower right lung; a third nodule is 4mm in the upper left lung. Have just finished reading both the NSCLC and the SCLC papers provided to me this afternoon by the American Cancer Society. From that, the presence in multiple lobes and both lungs having nodules is an automatic Stage IV. Any chance I'm wrong about that?

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    • Geeker
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Just got the negative for cancer result of my lung biopsy last week. The CT scan will be repeated in 3-6 months to look for any changes, though. I bled too much for the doc to do a second pass on the 9mm nodule; so much that the lab folks in the next room could get no info and even the patholigy result commented on the amount of blood present in the sample. Could this in any way be predictive of ANYTHING? Has anyone else had a similar experience and what were the longer term outcomes. I know that the small size of the nodule made the whole process difficult so far as determining an outcome.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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