Nov 24, 2003 - 11:49 am
I have lung cancer stage 1 T2B. Is there anyone out there w/ same and what kind of treatment given. I had my lower left lobe removed and I'm told that probably I should have chemo as soon as my health is back. After researching this, I found that in the past years it was not standard for anyone with same stage to have chemo after surgery. However, nowadays they are recommending it. Are there survivors out there w/ similar staging? And is there anyone out there who had chemotherapy after surgery? Also, I am more frightened to have the chemo because of all the things I have heard about it. They plan on using cisplatin and toxotere. I hear that the side effects of this drug is not good. Is it really beneficial to go ahead with this? I am 43 years old and only weigh 91 lbs. My recovery from the surgery has been slow and I can only imagine what I have to go through going through chemo.