I was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus in March, following a hysterectomy I had a pet scan which showed something on my lung. It was first thought it could be secondary cancer, but following a VATs section at Guys 2nd May where the whole tumour (13 mm) was removed I was diagnosed with 1A lung cancer. I made a good recovery but after the third day I became ill and was transfered to St Thomas Hospital where they believed at the time I had a heart attack. Following a angiogram my arteries were found to be clear. On a follow up appointment my consultant who did the VATS confirmed it was lung cancer and wanted to procede as soon as possible with a lobectomy.
I've put him off to at least August as I just need a break from all this surgery, I'm confused as my tumour was so small why does he need to do the lobectomy. I know I should have asked him, but I will the next appointment!
I need some advise, I've been so lucky that it has been found so early!!
What if I did have a heart attack, I'm frightened to undergo such a further major op. He says if I don't have the op my chances are 8 in 100 people of it re developing and when I do have the op it's 2 in 100 . So why bother!