This morning I saw the Oncologist for the results of my first post treatment scan. She was very pleased with the results. The tumour has shrunk from 5 cm diameter down to 2.1 cm diameter and there has been no scarring, the other tumours that I have are still stable. So I am in remission and with the prognosis that it will shrink a lot more over the next few months to come, so now waiting until December for another review.
All of this would have gone unnoticed until the cancer had been more advanced at the untreatable stage. Which is why lung cancer is so deadly, it hides away, by the time symptoms present themselves it is much too late. Having been diagnosed with COPD and classed as a being high cancer risk, because of a lot of past asbestos exposure, I have been on "watch and wait" and the cancer was picked up early whilst still treatable.
So whilst most are unlucky to get COPD, it is the reverse in my case I was lucky to get COPD, it has given me extra years of life. Of course I realise that I can still go on to develop another malignant tumour, Mesothelioma or Asbestosis later, which may never happen, but for now I'm quite happy to keep the cards that I have been dealt with and really over the moon.