Never smoked a day in my 55 years of life. Had a carcinoid the size of a golf ball in the hilum of my left lung. Be one month tomorrow, the 7th, I had the upper half of my left lung removed. It was cancerous. But I am blessed I did not have to receive chemo nor radiation. Doc said this type of cancer does not respond to those treatments. Complete removal of affected area is the only solution. I'm blessed that they did not have to remove the whole lung.