May 11, 2004 - 1:25 am
My wife has had her right lung completely removed as of 5/3/04, all of the pathological tests of the lymph nodes and tissue samples came back neg. We were told she would have a chest xray every 6 months for the next 5 years. I asked about a prventive maintenance program and our doctor mentioned adjunctive chemo treatment. I am not sure what this is we haven't seen an onocologist as of yet. The appointment is being set by our pulmonary doctor. I was wondering what kind of treatment and if it was going to cause sickness? Her cancer type was adenocarcinoma. And it was a large mass but had not spread to any of the local lymph nodes or mestasized. Our surgeon said it looked real good but we don't want it to show its ugly little head again. If anyone can help with this it would be most appreciated. She is doing great infact wasn't on a ventalator and was released last saturday from the hospital.