Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage I

Support for those diagnosed with stage I non-small cell lung cancer.


Fentanyl patch

  • By vlhogg · New reply yesterday at 11:42 pm
  • 12 replies
  • Hi Looking for some help as far as pain meds go. I am new to the pain med world. I am 11 weeks post op from a wedge resection by vats and 9 weeks post op from a open lobectomy. I am in a lot of pain I ...

A hopeful note

  • By Margal · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I am writing this to give hope to all. Yesterday I had my 12 year scan and check up and got the wonderful news that my lungs look good. I was diagnosed with stage 1 adenocarcinoma a little over 12 years ...

Scar tissue

  • By vlhogg · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Has anyone experienced scar tissue after a lobectomy 9 weeks after surgery I have a real hard feeling under my arm pit that runs underneath my breast that comes and goes that causes a very tight feeling ...

ROS1 Mutation

  • By Bobbidiaz · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I just got the news that I have the ROS mutation. My onc has decided to go straight to Xalkori administration. I have 6 nodules in my right lower lung only with the largest being 1.2 cm. I would like ...

can't get it out of my mind

  • By Jon321 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Hi, I have been reading everyone else's posts since I was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma in the beginning of January. Tonight I decided that I could use some advice. I am a nonsmoker male, who never ...


  • By Goosewoman · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • 6 month scan....nothing seen in lungs. However...increased density in hilar region seen on ct scan.....possible adenopathy. Oncologist told me all was well...will see me in July. Should I be concerned ...


  • By vlhogg · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Has any one been on Gabapentin after a lobectomy. Dr started me on 300 mg 3 times a day and it wasn't doing anything for my pain. On Tuesday he up it 600 mg 3 times a day I thought you were supposed to ...

Soreness/ pain after Vats

  • By Jt05ph · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I am four weeks out after right upper lobectomy via Vats procedure. No complications orher than a small air leak which has healed and residual air has been absorbed. My question is this: if you have had ...

2nd 3-month scan since surgery

  • By cocopip · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My mother, 58 years old, had VATs and two nodules removed from her left lung last September. One of the nodules turned out to be Stage 1A adeno and the other was benign. Yet she still has a couple of ...

New Pain

  • By Fizzlebritches · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I am 6 months out from open lobectomy. Still numb in same areas after surgery. Having new pain in these areas. Anyone else experiencing this? Could this be because of nerves growing back? Having first ...

Breast cancer survivor

  • By Charleen · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Ct Scan shows Suspisious irregular lesion on right lower lobe that measure 1.8cm How is this biopsy done ...

To port or not to port?

  • By sleepy832 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • Tomorrow we go for John's first follow up after his thoracotomy on March 6th. He will be seen in the Multi-D clinic so we will talk with his onc about chemo. John was staged at 1B with a 3.6 cm tumor ...

Just staged 1B - had LL Lobectomy - chemo or not?

  • By Mags1969 · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 40 replies
  • Hi there . Just looking for some opinions. I had my left lower lobe removed on January 2, 2014 though an open thorocotomy. Yesterday I received the pathology results and it was found that all nodes were ...

experiences thoughts on Stage 1 lung cancer treatments

  • By walterthai · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • again thanks for finding this site I've just had surgery for stage 1 B lung cancer and luckily had a good consultant who was very open to discussion on pros and cons as was excellent surgeon (meant to ...

Looking for Stage1 Lung Cancer Survivors for Support to "Newbie's"

  • By fallWinter · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 547 replies
  • Would like to know if there is anyone out there who would be willing to offer some positive support to a newbie Stage1 cancer newbie. I had vATS surgery about a year ago and hae an 80 percent chance of ...

It's Back

  • By Chum · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 73 replies
  • So after 8 years of NED, I went into this year's scans relatively confident and calm. Turns out that should not have been my demeanor. One of the nodules they have tracked for 8 years changed from what ...

Hoping I'm doing as well as I think!

  • By merial · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Tomorrow will be my first CT scans since my VATS surgery with removal of MRL. I'm optomistic because the doctors all said I was 1a and not in anything but the nodule itself. That being said, I'm also ...

Prolonged air leak after VATS

  • By Jt05ph · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I would welcome insight on how others have resolved their issue with a prolonged air leak. Also, has anyone had success in the body absorbing the excess air by studiously using the incentive spirometer ...

Extubation side effects

  • By Jt05ph · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Had a right upper lobectomy five days ago. I have to clear my throat continually as if I had a cold which I do not. Also, I experience an irritating tickle in my throat that needs water to soothe it ...

dry annoying cough after lobectomy

  • By Macigrey · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • 5 weeks s/p...and still have annoying dry cough..Second vats cough first time ime please advise. THANKYOU ...
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