Jun 11, 2007 - 4:59 pm
When my left upper lung lobe was removed in February of 2007, I had the normal pain and soreness for a few weeks afterwards. Then the pain slowly started getting better. Now I am having pain upon deep breathing in my bronchial tubes and swear that I feel pain in my right lung. My doctor says that when cancer recurs, you usually don't have pain in the early stages, but the cancerous nodule in my left lung did cause me pain. What I'm wondering is this. How long does it take for cancer to recur? I know everyone is different, and it depends on the type of cancer, etc. But has anyone out there ever had their cancer recur in as little as 3-4 months after surgery? This is a constant worry in my life, so much so that it interferes with my daily living routine. I just can't seem to take it one day at a time. All I can think about is the cancer coming back. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.