I had a 4.1 cm tumor in upper rt. lung. VATS lobectomy Feb. 18, 2013. Have recovered from surgery nicely.
Negative nodes, negative on mets.
Path report "summary" is above in title. Since Basaloid Squamous seems to be rare I have requested a 2nd opinion by MSKCC in NYC. Slides, path report & block hopefully sent today via Fed Ex to path dep't out there.
Saw an Onc. Dr. at the Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City on March 18 and he recommends 4 rounds Carbo/Taxol. NO mention of the path info regarding rarity of Basaloid, no comment on what poorly differentiated meant in terms of recurrence, etc.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Final Staging was listed as 1b. I am a former smoker, no longer smoking. Obviously quite worried as the FNA Biopsy (before the surgery) read out as being Adeno.