Dec 22, 2011 - 5:30 pm
Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 2. I completed surgery and radiation treatment and opt out of chemo. Was told 9 months later I had no cancer. That was the saying until I complained that I was hurting under my left armpit (left side - same side I had breast cancer). My doctor ordered a chest x-ray. After a CT and a PET scan, I was told it looked like my breast cancer had came back and was in the lung. Was to have surgery to remove the very small tumor in September of this year, but became very sick and was in the hospital for a week and my family doctor would not release me for the surgery until right after Thanksgiving. I had the surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. The biopsy came back that I had not only 1 tumor but 2. It was lung cancer and not a form of breast cancer. My doctor said it is not very common for a person to have 2 different types of cancer, but here I am. So far I know it is a T3. Next week I have another procedure to check the lymph nodes where they go behind the breast plate and they will be installing a port for the chemo. I am very scared and do not know what to think much less do. I am not excited about having another surgery done either, but they told me since it was not what they thought, I have to have this done. Has anyone else had this procedure done? Does it hurt afterwards? I am still in pain and recoverying from the lung surgery.