May 10, 2011 - 5:56 pm
If anyone has had mets to their lungs please could you share the treatment option you went for? And, of course, how it worked for you.
I had my first recurrence in a lymph node under my right arm in January. I had total axillary clearance surgery and cancer was found in just one node and all other tissue clear.
Today, I returned from my CT Scan results with a 8mm lesion on my right lung. It's too small to biopsy so can't be confirmed as mets to lung yet. I have another scan in 4 weeks to see if it's grown - if so, it's certainly mets.
I'm not sure what else it could be. Has anyone experienced a strange lesion on their lung which wasn't cancer? If so, please ease my mind!
If it's another isolated recurrence it will most likely be surgically treated or with radiation (traditional approach or cyber knife etc) rather than chemo. If more mets show up in 4 weeks then chemo may be an option - though I recurred originally whilst having chemo so I am essentially chemo refractory. Things are not looking good for me tonight. Recurring twice with a three month gap between seems pretty hopeless so I am worried at this rate I'm not even going to see my 40th birthday. Very sad and very frightened. This thing seems out of control now.
(Background - 34 years old, hysterectomy May 2010, followed by carbo / taxol and Brachytherapy. 1st recurrence January 2011. Second possible recurrence April 2011. No husband, no kids, a bit too young to cope with all this to be honest! Really wishing for a cure in the face of something I understand is 100% incurable.)