I had giant cell lung cancer 10 years ago and have had no evidence of disease until one month ago when a 9mm growth was found by ct in my middle right lobe (previously had URL removed along with 4 ribs and chest wall). I had chemo, radiation, surgery, and more radiation. Due to my history and the difficulty of biopsying this growth (technically difficult due to proximity to my heart) it has been suggested that I have a lobectomy. Next week I am undergoing some pre-surgical tests (head MRI, Pet scan, PFT). My concern of course is that there be any spread. My understanding is that it is highly unlikely that a tumour of this size would have spread and I am just wondering if you have any data or thoughts on this. Thank you and I look forward to your reply. Also should add that I am a 55 year old female who otherwise is in good heath, my weight has been stable and I have had no symptoms.
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:50#1
9 mm lung tumour - 1266552