Thank you so much to every one who responded to an earlier post, the feedback was really encouraging for me.
I'm in somewhat of a dilemma, it would seem that it is to be my decision as to whether I have Chemo with Radio therapy or Chemo followed by a Lobectomy of the left lung. The problem is no one can give me any actual facts upon which to make an informed decision. I hear words like 'should be better' and 'improved chance' for Surgery (with neo adjuvant chemo), but no figures or results to compare one against the other. I've researched on-line, and find very inconclusive evidence either way. I have asked consultants directly, but there is a reluctance to commit or talk 'straight' on the matter. I have tested OK & proven fit for surgery, and feel that's the choice they would like me to take, especially as there has been so little discussion about radiotherapy so far.
Can anyone shed any light, know a good resource or have you been in this situation yourself maybe ? For me the priority will be remaining as active as I can, and I'm from what I can see, surgery doesn't offer any guarantees other than being invasive and offering long term discomfort, with a (debatably) tiny improved chance of being cancer free.
Apologies for being negative - I'm just frustrated at the moment.
All the best to you all out there.