Stage 2 lung cancer

Hi everyone. I had my right lower lung removed because I had a baseball size tumor that was stage 2 cancer this past March. It's been a long haul recuperating but I'm cancer free. I had my first CT Scan and it was negative - there were no lymph nodes involved or cancer outside that portion of the lung. My oncologist and I decided that Chemo or radiation at this stage in my life (70) would be of a benefit since there is no cancer. I guess my question is, what are the chances of the cancer returning if they got it all? In 1988 I had Stage 4 melanoma on my left hand and that was removed by surgery and in 2001 I had a right mastectomy.

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  • As a registered nurse with stage 4 non small cell adenocarcinoma of the left lung. In my opinion and experience chemo treatment should be given prophylacticly to be sure no microscopic seedlings have spread to recolonize elsewhere.

    My second piece of advice is that where you're being treated is of utmost relevance. I'm being treated at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Superb care and I owe them my success. Sloan Kettering gave me months to live. I strongly urge and recommend a radical change in diet to reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. You need to give your body the arsenal of ammunition to defeat this monster awakened in you. I urge you to buy the book and follow the nutrition recommendations of "Anti Cancer A New Way of Life", by David Servan-Schreiber M.D., PhD. He was a brilliant neurologist diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor with a few months to live. With a lot of research and studies he altered his nutrition and survived 15 more years. He cites many nutritional changes with facts and figures to back up each suggestion. He's done the homework for us. This has become my bible. Give your body the chance it needs and deserves. Put the odds in your favor. He does recommend traditional treatment but that alone is not enough. Wishing you the best and my prayers are with you. Please be in touch anytime if I can help with any questions...


  • Thank you Roberta, I really appreciate your advice and I will be getting that book. I wish you well.

  • I am praying for you.... What you put into your body has an overwhelming affect on your body systems. It deserves the best and so do you. Keep in touch....

  • I'm so glad you were able to have it surgically removed. You should get a second opinion from a doctor. You seem to be doing well and if you're cancer free now, take the time to make the right decision. Good luck and God bless.

  • Thanks Ruthie.

  • I was a stage 1B when I had my upper right lobe removed; and had chemo for exactly the reason that #Mesa1219 stated. My tumo was located right on the lining of my lung and also had genetic testing of the tumor. Both of those things helped me with my decision to have chemo.

  • Thanks Steph and I hope you are doing well now.

  • @lindarahtes Hi i'm jo you sound so much like me,what I went through. Got breast cancer they removed my breast it was stage 0. Two years later I got lung cancer Stagethree in lympnodes. Did six months of chemo. It has been three years they can't even find it any where,its gone from my lympnodes so i'm cancer free. You know there is always that chance but you have a very good chanceof it never coming back. I was told if it did it would be some where else and it wouldn.t be the same kind of cancer.I was told it may never come back. I believe that yours won't come back. so believe have faith and stay strong. I'm here if you want to talk @Jo Taylor

  • Thanks, I've always been very positive and it seems like it happens every 13 or 14 years or so - I'm 70 and it's harder to bounce back now but I'm getting there. The Thoracic Surgeon I had was Dr. Howe in Charlotte and he was absolutely the greatest and Presbyterian Hospital is top notch. They treated me like a queen. I'm glad that you are doing so well and likewise, I'm here if you need to talk as well. I also believe in the power of prayer - that's what got me through, a great family support system and fantastic friends ~ Linda

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