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    brettlamb320
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    I am stage IIIC diagnosed 6/09.  original site was a mole on my forehead right at my hairline.  SNB was positive, had a radical left side neck discectomy where they found one positive node.  I was accepted into the phase III ippy trial in 10/09.  Everything has progressed nicely until my appointment/treatment yesterday.  I had my usual 3 month scans and a spot has showed up in my left lung.  Retrospectively you could see something starting to grow in my scan 3 months ago.  It looks like I am going back under the knife here shortly.  I am meeting with

    I am stage IIIC diagnosed 6/09.  original site was a mole on my forehead right at my hairline.  SNB was positive, had a radical left side neck discectomy where they found one positive node.  I was accepted into the phase III ippy trial in 10/09.  Everything has progressed nicely until my appointment/treatment yesterday.  I had my usual 3 month scans and a spot has showed up in my left lung.  Retrospectively you could see something starting to grow in my scan 3 months ago.  It looks like I am going back under the knife here shortly.  I am meeting with a cardiothoracic surgeon next week in Charlotte.  I think they can do a VATS procedure and get it.  Not sure yet what the medical side of this one will be… The surgery always seems to be the easier choice than the treatment.  Anyone had any experience with anything related?  How about a great thoracic surgeon?  I am anxious they may tell me i have to do intf this time.  If not, I would suspect they will dose out chemo or radiation.  jeezz.. its amazing what you can get used to. 

    Brett

     

     

     

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      lhaley
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      Brett,

      I just read your history and we have some things in common. I also go to Blumenthal with Amin and have also seen White. My last scan was also showing  a lung nodule that they could now see in my last scans. Actually they could go back several scans but it's growing each time. I go back in 5 weeks for another scan, right now it's too small to do anything.  I will really be interested in what you are offered and your meeting with the surgeon.

      I saw you did not put an e-mail with your profile. Please e-mail me.  [email protected]

      Wishing you the best,

      Linda

      Stage IV since 06

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Brett,

      I just read your history and we have some things in common. I also go to Blumenthal with Amin and have also seen White. My last scan was also showing  a lung nodule that they could now see in my last scans. Actually they could go back several scans but it's growing each time. I go back in 5 weeks for another scan, right now it's too small to do anything.  I will really be interested in what you are offered and your meeting with the surgeon.

      I saw you did not put an e-mail with your profile. Please e-mail me.  [email protected]

      Wishing you the best,

      Linda

      Stage IV since 06

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      LynnLuc
      Participant

      Had radiation and temodar and later surgery and had a Thorocotomy and they used  a Storz video mediastinoscope at Mayo Clinic …roughest time I ever had. They also did a smallwedge resection…it's no small surgery for sure! I am stage 4 and NED though…so well worth it!

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      LynnLuc
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      Had radiation and temodar and later surgery and had a Thorocotomy and they used  a Storz video mediastinoscope at Mayo Clinic …roughest time I ever had. They also did a smallwedge resection…it's no small surgery for sure! I am stage 4 and NED though…so well worth it!

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