Tarsal69 wrote:Mine is being done by robot procedure hopfully lives up to its reputation
AppleTree wrote:I had mine out at Mass General via VATS. Then I did 12 rounds of Folfox. PET in July was clear. I have another PET in October.
I wanted it out! Some Dr's like to keep it in, experiment with different chemos and do more scans. Not for me, I was adamant to have it taken out first. I am glad I did.
lovelife789 wrote:Tarsal69 wrote:Mine is being done by robot procedure hopfully lives up to its reputation
Mine was VATs, it was so easy compared to liver resection. Am now debating whether to go with adjuvant chemo again. I was all ok if I needed to do chemo, but when the topic of "better save chemo option as much as possible" came up, I got a bit chicken and wanted to back out....
Still thinking... What did your oncologist say?
Cured wrote:I hope your surgery was successful.
I had saved your thread & now getting around to reading it all with a reply.
Instead of just trusting my Onc, I consult with a Pulmonologist.
Since my lungs are strong: he says for me to NOT let anyone cut on my lungs. (I see at the Club that many have had successfully had thingies removed.) At this time I am doing Folfori chemo and things have shrunk dramatically. ‘Am blessed. Still all of this is scary. In 8 weeks we will measure again by CT scan; which is still an educated guess what we are seeing.
It is hard to biopsy lungs without risk of puncture. Did a Broncoscopy; but the scope can’t reach the lower lobe where scans show cancer.
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