I know there are several people on this board who are actively dealing with “lung thingies” or have in the past, so I figured I’d share my experience.
I had a single lung met removed via lobectomy, a piece of cake surgery in comparison with my colon/liver resection. My doctors agreed to forgo chemo for an onslaught of reasons, a decision I struggled with.
Since surgery I’ve made a full recovery, I’m able to hike, run, and work out as usual without any shortness of breath (or rather only shortness caused by two weeks of eating copious amounts of pasta in Italy, not the loss of a lobe).
Today, I had my 6 month post surgical scan and all is well, aside from my insides looking completely jumbled!
Dx @ 32, mom to 6 week old and 2 year old (now 3 & 5)
3/2015 stage IV colon cancer Mets to liver. CEA > 8,000.
4/2015- June 15; 3 infusions folfoxiri +avastin, 4 infusions folfox
7/2015 colon & liver resection; 6 infusions of folfiri
1/2016-5/2017 NED (5mm lung nodule stable)
10/2017- growing lung nodule 12mm from 5mm-Confirmed recurrence - CEA 2.5
11/2017- lobectomy- no chemo
1/2018- CT & PET back to NED. CEA 1.3; 1.4; 1.2; 1.2.; 1.0; 1.1; 1.1; 0.9
7/18, 1/19, 7/19 clean scans NED