stage 1a upper right lobectomy surgery mar. 2015

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stage 1a upper right lobectomy surgery mar. 2015

by greenbaypackers on Sun Jul 19, 2015 05:55 PM

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New on this sight..it is hard to find other stage 1a people..(yes, I know I am lucky) My adenocarcinoma was 10mm x 10mm. spiculated, invasive, moderately differentiated (grade 2) acinar predominant (80%) ALK pos (42%)..no lymph node involvement, no viscural/plueral involvement either. so, here is my questions: I am beginning to think at this very early stage histological features are not important, if at all. I think size matters a LOT, and grade of tumor (3 being aggresive) so..wondering also, cannot find on path report size of invasive foci/component. and...surgeon didn,t seem concerned, nor answer on it. Could the invasive foci be the 10mm? I am wondering if I actually should be classified as mia. reason being, I may be worrying and "digging" TOO much on a 1a? Other's thoughts? certain 1a's seem to be 90 plus percent on not coming back, and some stage 1a"s have a much poorer prognosis. Any feedback would be appreciated. 

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by AKrupa61 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:45 AM

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Well if you are still around let me know what you have discovered. I was 1b and almost exactly the same. Had a VATS uper left lobectomy. Still clean and cancer free at 1 1/2 years and back to almost normal functioning. I haven't read of any really good predictors expecially if you have clean margins, lymphs and vas/pleura.  I do admit Anxiety is a BIG issue. The surgery left me with some pain/nerve issues and everytime something changes I worry. 

RE: stage 1a upper right lobectomy surgery mar. 2015

by marti152 on Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:37 AM

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I just saw your question today. I can always agree with the anxiety. My suggestion would to request the authorization from your insurance company for a second opinion. Always get a second opinion. Take care. Be well.
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