Jun 17, 2012 - 6:37 pm
Hi everyone..................For those of you who are Dad's, happy Fathers day! I have been corresponding with a fellow Lung cancer survivor, which brought my attention to something concerning my status on staging, which got me to thinking. Originally dx. Sept.09 NSCLC stage 111b, with no metastasis. Feb.2010 surgery was attempted but was not an option due to location. I then had more radiation/chemotherapy and went into remission. March of 2010 a tiny spot was detected in lower lobe of opposite side which was not NSCLC. It was removed by VATS in April of 2010. Since April, 2010 to present I have had no recurrences and all scans have been clear. What I am questioning is: the staging and the options. I was told by my Surgeon that had this new spot put my present status of 111 to a 1V that they would not consider doing the surgery. I am curious if I have been misinformed, is standard surgery still an option for a stage 1V patient????? If so would like to hear from those of you who are, and had surgery. Appreciate any and all input on this.