I am 37 yrs old and was just diagnosed with a 2 cm upper lobe nsc lung tumor. A 2x3x4 in my neck on the same side (not biopsied) was also spotted on the mri. I was very positive with this until the pet results came in yesterday.
Looks like one lymph on the other side of the chest and 3 in the abdomen are showing positive. I don't meet back with my oncologist for 4 more days. Does this put me at stage IV since it's moved to other areas? With the short talk with the doc when the pet came in, I am aware that my treatment has now changed. He was elusive when I asked the tough longevity questions saying that he can not answer today, but we must wait until we see my chemo response. Any advise or experiences would be greatly appreciated.