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    Procedure or Surgery (diagnostic tests :mri, EUSBiopsy & Pet scan): Was terrified each test would bring more bad news.Had absolutely no control over any of this stuff and waiting for results hard. Fear & anxiety peaked.

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    Decision Point (had to ask for help finding an oncologist): was talking to my 2 doctors about getting a 2nd opinion at Sloan
    didn't understand why my MD wanted me to find an oncologist
    didn't really know what an oncologist is.
    MD also stressed getting treatment quickly. Overwhelmed & terrified. & pretty sick with taking a lot of drugs & their side effects.
    Once I got an oncologist turned things around quickly. Prepped long list of questions for our consultation. Mtg. with him gave me hope -- I do have a chance and I will fight this and I have plans for my future. I also met radiation oncologist. I relate well with and trust my doctors to help me get better. 2nd opinion confirmed my treatment plans.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): A silly summer cold..a cough that wouldn't stop, then shortness of breath.Went to 2 doctors & cat scan indicated LC in mediasteinal area and small nodes in r lung -- with lymph nodes going crazy - trying to shut my bronchial tube on 1 side. Hearing 'may have lung cancer' from my primary and seeing the cat scan at my pulmonary md's office shocked & terrified me.

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