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I am recently dx with metastatic cancer in my left lung. I am 53 years old,
soon to be 54.....and very grateful to celebrate that. I had my gallbladder
removed in 1998 after months of unbelieveable pain... The surgery, although
difficult, seemed to resolve the problem. In 2000 it seemed that my
gallbladder attacks began again, only to discover that I had a growth on my
pancreas. Surgery was performed in 2000, the 'borderline adenoma' removed
without incident and diagnosed as completely excised with clear margins. I
have been faithful about followup CT's and exams....all being fine. About
three months ago I began having a backache that wouldn't go away. After
tradition efforts an x-ray and ct scan were ordered. A tumor was located in
the left upper lobe of my lung. A biopsy was done and the lesion was
diagnosed as a mucin-producing adenocarcinoma of the lung. Upon further exam
it was determined to be a tumor of pancreaticobiliary origin. PET scan shows
no other disease, as does MRI and CT. Fluid aspirate of the lung fluid shows
'moderately' atypical cells which leaves me confused and befuddled. I am
supposed to have a bone scan tomorrow to make sure all my bones are clear and
then see the chemo doctors Monday, May 10.
Radiation will begin after chemo is completed. I feel frozen with fear, but
also so blessed that my physician listened to my complaints and this might
have been caught early enough to save my life. I appreciate any and all
words of encouragement and advice.
Posted 05/03/2004 01:18 am by DIANE
E-mail Address: Dinip@aol.com
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