Jan 25, 2013 - 3:21 am
Hi everyone and I would like thank you all in advance for any input you guys have. I know we all hate to be on this site but yet again we would all like to be realistic and get as much info as we can.
So, my brother (31 yrs ), smoker since 13yrs old had a open surgical biospy done on left side of his neck by collar bone (lymph node). Biospy report came back and the oncologist have found several mass on the right lobe of his lungs and one went from 6.5cm to 7cm in 3 weeks tops. He also said there are fluids that are forming too as well. He did a PET/CT scan on the 1/21 and it showed that it has not spread to other organs.
The day we met with the oncologist, he wanted to start treatment right away at Beth Israel Cancer Center but we refused to get treatment until we get a 2nd/3rd appt. I was lucky enough to get an appt with Memorial Sloan Kettering for a second opinion on monday 1/28. I also schedule another appt with New York Presbryterian Hospital for a 3rd opinion on tuesday 1/29.
Are there anyone on the board was diagnosed with stage 3b? What type of treatments are you receiving? any side effects? anythng we should aware of? I know that i cant go by survival rate because every case is different. I am freaking out bad. I've been running around reports, images, setting up appts, just trying to keep myself busy. Every so often I break down. My parents have some idea of whats going on but we have not told them about the final results of the biospy yet. We left our sister completely in the dark at this point. We didnt want to break the news until we come back from our other appts.