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6 year survivor with mets to l was posted 01/22/2015 06:13 pm by adean
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I need some advise. My husband fell in the beginning of Dec and had a chest x-ray, he is a 6 year PC survivor after a whipple in 4/2008. They found pneumonia and 2 lung nodules. They admitted him for the pneumonia and did a ct scan which confirmed the 2 lung nodules one 1cm and the other 1.5 cm in the lt upper lobe. They waited a month and did a pet scan which showed the pneumonia resolving but the two nodules lit up. The 1cm was SUV 2.6 and the 1.5cm was SUV 3.5 so they scheduled a lung biopsy 1/15. We got the devastating news today it was adenocarcinoma and from the stains the pulmonary Dr said it was mets from the pancreas and said the only treatment plan was chemo. I have to do more research but from the few things I have read on this board, I just got this news, I think there is a lot more they can do. I live in East Central pa and am about 1 1/2 hrs from Philadelphia and was thinking of calling first thing in the morning to get a second opinion appointment at fox chase cancer center in Philadelphia. He had his surgery at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia but that is not a cancer center. If anyone has any advise for me as to questions I can ask or things I should know I can sure use it.I think I will just get it out of my system and fall apart tonight and cry my eyes out and then pull myself together and be strong for tomorrow, as I have learned, you have to approach these Dr.s with every thing you have and I have to be strong for my husband.I know my husband and I have been lucky to have 6 years of being cancer free and I thanked God every day, but boy this is tough. Thanking you in advance.



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