I am a 67 yr old female. Last week I was diagnosed with a tumor in my right upper lobe. Since then, I am getting scanned from top to bottom and had a bronch (oh I can't spell it) biopsy. My oncologist thinks it is stage 1 of a slow growing cancer. We are waiting for all the other tests to come in. I am being referred to a surgeon, who I will see on March 1. At this point, I am considered a good surgery risk.
We discovered this after fighting a cold and sinus infection for a few months. I finally coughed some blood which was a red flag. I had (Thank God) switched doctors. My new Internist is extremely agressive and when he heard about the blood, ordered first sinus xrays and then lung xrays.
I have had no friends with cancer and the only family member was my mom with skin cancers. I know virtually nothing about the desease or treatment.
I would appreciate any information I can get concerning what I might be facing down the road.
I also want to return to work as soon after surgery as possible.
Any opinions or suggestions?