Feb 02, 2014 - 9:44 am
My lung cancer was picked up by accident during a low dose CAT scan. It is located in the lower lobe of my right lung. I have always known that I have had issues from smoking (shortness of breath at times) but I didn't know I was this bad until the Cancer was found. I have severe COPD in all lungs. At first I was not a candidate for surgery but after Pulmonary Function tests, I qualified. I am scheduled for a VATS procedure on Feb. 18, 14 @ MD Anderson. The main objective for me is to get the cancer out and the 2nd is the quality of life. I am a very active person and I would to keep my level of activity as high as it can be. I really debated about Radiation vs. Surgery but made the choice to have the surgery. I am nervous about he surgery and what to expect afterwards. I understand every case is different but any advice would be appreciated. It does look like that "little guy" growing in my lungs has been caught at a very early stage and all signs point to non-small cell.