Sep 01, 2011 - 1:01 pm
Looking for some help/ insight. My father (stage 3A NSCLC) has finished 5 months of chemo/radiation for a very large tumor in mediastinum/top of right lung. He had a CAT scan the end of June (when he finished up radiation) that showed the tumor had shrunk 85%! We were thrilled! He has continued though to have a bad cough... that has worsened. He had another CAT scan this week to check lungs, stomach, liver area. Liver and stomach showed up clean... but a new spot/area showed at the top of his right lung.. was not seen on June scan. Is it possible for the cancer to start growing again that fast... so soon after treatment has ended... treatment that initially shrunk it so much??? They want to see him again the end of Sept.. and possibly do a PET scan later in the fall. If it is the cancer, shouldn't we be doing something now?! God I hate this roller coaster, and I hate this damn cancer!!!