Re: lung Cancer [00074] Medicine On Line

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Re: lung Cancer

Hi from another (short duration) survivor! I had half my left lung removed 
in early September. The final pathology reports said that a single lymph 
node was involved, so I am just finishing up 6 weeks of radiation aimed 
specifically at that node. Post-op/pre-radiation pulmonary function test 
results fine. So far, lungs remain clean.
I realize that we're not talking about a lot of time here, but I do feel 
good about things so far. 
I can find no survival numbers beyond those in "The Cancer Book", but I 
suspect that individual circumstances contribute so greatly to the answer 
that definitive answers are difficult..Before being scheduled for radiation, 
my surgeon had suggested re x-ray every 90 days. I'll be checking on that 
next week.
Several months ago, I placed a request here similar to yours and got little 
in the way of responses. Hopefully, your query will shake up some activity. 
I will look forward to seeing more words here!!
Good health-Herb
>I would like to establish a dialogue with a Lung Cancer survivor.  I had 
>my right lung removed March 1995. Has anyone else had this surgery and 
>what do you know about survival rates and frequency of re examinations 
>are, especially CT scans. thank you, Arlene
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