Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds
by jmcgmiracles on Sun Jul 10, 2011 09:13 PM
hi, i am a 68 yr old woman who smoked for 25 yrs and quit 24 yrs ago., last year a ct scan was done to determine if i had COPD...it showed yes i did have COPD...also a .8mm spot on my upper rt lung. So far in less than 1 year i have had 4 CT scans and 3 PET scans all of which has shown growth from and .8mm to a l.3 cm....both my oncologist and my pulomary doctor have agreed waiting is not an option anymore...they chose a very well known cancer specialist who will be doing a VATS removal next week....do you think i should wait any longer....i am so scared and cannot eat or sleep....they said growth is definitely an indication of lung cancer....am i doing the right thing and has anybody gone this themselves?
by emilys on Sun Jul 10, 2011 09:17 PM
If you wait, what would you be waiting for? Your tumor is obviously growing and you need to attend to it ASAP. I understand you are fearful, but doing nothing is not an option when it comes to cancer. If you want a second or third opinion, do that, but do it quickly. Time is of the essence. Good luck, and God bless you in your journey. We are all here for you at CC.
by Josephine123 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 09:19 PM
If your overall health is pretty good, then go for it. From what I understand, the VATS procedure is much simpler than the old thorocotomy was. Still, surgery is surgery. Your choice is to either go ahead now, or to not have surgery at all. I think waiting and maybe doing it later doesn't make much sense.
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