Today I met for the first time with the oncologist, following my surgery for lung cancer. It has been 7 weeks since surgery to remove my right lower lobe. (In case you missed my earlier blogs, I didn’t have any symptoms but went for a screening test called a “low dose CT scan” of the lungs. It indicated a suspicious nodule and a PET scan showed that is was cancer. This screening test is recommended for current or former smokers with more than 30 pack years. That would be the equivalent of 1 pack a day for 30 years - or 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc. I smoked for 40 years which obviously qualified. This test saved my life! And since I heard about it here - this site once again saved my life!)
I really liked the oncologist. He said that the cancer is Stage 1A and that I won’t need chemo or radiation! Hooray! I will need to have a scan every 6 months for 2 years. Then I can switch to one scan per year. Sounds good to me. He also wants me to participate in a 5K walk in the fall for the “Lung Cancer Initiative” here in NC.
So - I had to share this great news! Thanks again for all of the prayers and support!
See those attending EX 7 soon!