After two years of monitoring a lung nodule that had shown no sign of change, I went for my CT scan this year and it had grown. My dr then ordered a PET scan and brain MRI to determine possible cancer. It was so I had a lobectomy 2 weeks ago of upper left lobe. Thankfully no metastis anywhere else and no spreading to lymph nodes. The nodule was less than 3 cm but he said that my stage was 1b. I probably would have retained the reason for that but after hearing about the 70% survival ratemy thoughts were somewhat blurred. I admit my knowledge of lung cancer is almost nil. He said that I currently have no cancer cells remaining in my body so I dont understand the survivor rate unless its expected to recur. I go back next month for another xray and then six months after that so the recurrence factor is what makes sense to me. Anyone else staged at 1b?I am so scared that it will return but trying to stay positive and become stronger both physically and spiritually. I am so grateful to have found this site as I dont want to pass on my cared feelings to my husband and daughter. Thank you all so much!