Non-small celll lung cancer

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Non-small celll lung cancer

by Squirrel on Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hooray for the Cancer Alliance stand on CT scans to detect lung cancer in its early stages.  I am part of the NLST study and it has saved my life!  I had a CT scan in 2003 that detected a small <1 cm. lesion in my right lower lobe.  My doctor ordered CT scans every 3 months and a PET scan annually.  In April of 2006, a PET scan verified the lesion was malignant.  After a biopsy, I had radio frequency ablation and today, almost a year later, I am cancer free.  Anyone who thinks tests for early detection of lung cancer is unnecessary, should talk to me and anyone else who is alive and cancer free today.

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by jessy60 on Tue May 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 1/23/2007 Squirrel wrote:

Hooray for the Cancer Alliance stand on CT scans to detect lung cancer in its early stages.  I am part of the NLST study and it has saved my life!  I had a CT scan in 2003 that detected a small <1 cm. lesion in my right lower lobe.  My doctor ordered CT scans every 3 months and a PET scan annually.  In April of 2006, a PET scan verified the lesion was malignant.  After a biopsy, I had radio frequency ablation and today, almost a year later, I am cancer free.  Anyone who thinks tests for early detection of lung cancer is unnecessary, should talk to me and anyone else who is alive and cancer free today.

I was so encouraged by your message. have a small lesion and am looking at having RFA also. I was curious as to where you had it done and who was doctor. There is a doctor where i am..have appt. for thurs. Would MUCH rather do this than lobectomy etc. How was your experience with procedure? Did you have concious sedation or general anesthesia? My lungs are fine except for this Thanks for ANY info. Jess

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by jessy60 on Tue May 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 5/19/2009 jessy60 wrote:

 

On 1/23/2007 Squirrel wrote:

Hooray for the Cancer Alliance stand on CT scans to detect lung cancer in its early stages.  I am part of the NLST study and it has saved my life!  I had a CT scan in 2003 that detected a small <1 cm. lesion in my right lower lobe.  My doctor ordered CT scans every 3 months and a PET scan annually.  In April of 2006, a PET scan verified the lesion was malignant.  After a biopsy, I had radio frequency ablation and today, almost a year later, I am cancer free.  Anyone who thinks tests for early detection of lung cancer is unnecessary, should talk to me and anyone else who is alive and cancer free today.

I was so encouraged by your message. have a small lesion and am looking at having RFA also. I was curious as to where you had it done and who was doctor. There is a doctor where i am..have appt. for thurs. Would MUCH rather do this than lobectomy etc. How was your experience with procedure? Did you have concious sedation or general anesthesia? My lungs are fine except for this Thanks for ANY info. Jess Late note..just realized we are both Jess LOL..alsowhat is NLST study?


 

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by Squirrel on Tue May 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 5/19/2009 jessy60 wrote:

 

On 1/23/2007 Squirrel wrote:

Hooray for the Cancer Alliance stand on CT scans to detect lung cancer in its early stages.  I am part of the NLST study and it has saved my life!  I had a CT scan in 2003 that detected a small <1 cm. lesion in my right lower lobe.  My doctor ordered CT scans every 3 months and a PET scan annually.  In April of 2006, a PET scan verified the lesion was malignant.  After a biopsy, I had radio frequency ablation and today, almost a year later, I am cancer free.  Anyone who thinks tests for early detection of lung cancer is unnecessary, should talk to me and anyone else who is alive and cancer free today.

I was so encouraged by your message. have a small lesion and am looking at having RFA also. I was curious as to where you had it done and who was doctor. There is a doctor where i am..have appt. for thurs. Would MUCH rather do this than lobectomy etc. How was your experience with procedure? Did you have concious sedation or general anesthesia? My lungs are fine except for this Thanks for ANY info. Jess

I had RFA at Banner Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Arizona.  It was done by a radiologist at the hospital and I had consious sedation because you have to follow some directions during the procedure.  However, I don't remember anything about it.  I hope this helps you in making your decision.  I am still cancer free and its been almost 3 years.  Good luck to you. 

 

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by jessy60 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi..sorry took me so long to reply..still trying to figure out forum! had RFA..concious sedation.. had final follow op Ct angiogram yeasterday and cancer is dead.. no tumor ..just area that will heal over and scar..so glad to read others results.. so glad to hear you had it too.. Mine was also solitary nodule in lung and all treatment was done outpatient. So much better than lobectomy. to find doc go to society of interventional radiologists and search for your area...Its amazing to me that this option is not offered as alternative to patients. Study initials stood for Non small cell lung tumors. God bless..glad you are doin well..best choice i ever made..wish others knew about it..but you have to research it. One early doc is in Providence..Dr. Dupuy..check out his stuff on search.. Best!! Jess
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