My dad (66yrs old) was recently diagnosed with stage II lung cancer. We have been following a nodule in his left upper lobe at Sloan Kettering for the last 2 1/2 years, which has not grown. On July 27, during his yearly visit we were informed it has grown. Biopsy confirmed it was cancerous. Petscan indicated the cancer was localized in the upper left lobe. Surgery to remove the upper left lobe and lymph nodes took place on August 17. September 6th was the post surgical follow up appointment where we found out the results of the biopsied mass and lymph nodes. The cancer turned out to be 5 cm and 1 of the 27 removed nodes was infected, bringing him to stage 2 cancer. Chemo is now recommended. Frustrated that we have been following this nodule for years and it ends up in a node. What is his prognosis? Any stage 2 lung cancer patient stories? Thanks.
Edited September 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm