Hello everyone my name is Clair & I am new to the site.
I have lung cancer for which I've had a Lobectomy on my righthand side. The tumour was attached to two sides of my pleura & was 7cm. My surgeon wasn't going to undertake surgery if it tumour was attached to the pleura but did so as he said I wouldn't have long if he didn't. Anyway I was getting ready for chemo, appointments to see my lovely oncologist yesterday & suppose to of had pre assessment today ready to start chemo Monday. Well my oncologist started to explain my CT Scan & then those words, "we think you either have fibrous tissue in the lung area or another tumour" but as they have their meetings on Thursdays my oncologist wanted the radiographer to take a look & if it's another tumour then I'd be having combined chemo & Radiopherapy. So my oncologist would ring me later to tell me the result & next step.
The phone call came & it's either a tumour in my pleura or my original tumour has rapidly returned so I'm to have another PET Scan to establish it & will require combined chemo & radiotherapy though I only had surgery 8 weeks ago.
I was unable to think of what I needed to know so am now wondering if my cancer will be restaged & my prognosis. Do I have a fighting chance & how long will I need treatment etc.
I am scared as it's the uncertainty.
Please I could really do with some friendly advice & I also look forward to meeting everyone on here.