Mar 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm
I just had a biopsy that is "most likely" a recurrent uterine adenocarcinoma in my left lung. It's only 1 nodule, about 1.5 cm in size now. The part that is freaking me out is that the surgeon is talkig about a Pneumonectomy - removing my entire left lung - because the nodule is near the pulmonary artery and main bronchial tubes. You may remember that the surgeon removed 1/2 of my left lung last year, but the cancer came back.
I was thinking this surgery would be a wedge resection, but having my whole lung removed is a big deal. Fortunately, I have healthy lungs, although they are smaller in capacity since I am only 5 feet tall. Anyone else out there facing something like this? Or know someone? Or have any advice on what I should do?