Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II

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


Stage 4 adenocarcinoma without mutations

  • By Petra1103 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 66 replies
  • I have been reading several posts on inspire, but it seems that most people with stage 4 adenocarcinoma have some sort of mutation. Is there anybody out there who that does not have a mutation? I cannot ...

Does Medicare limit CT scans to 3 in a lifetime?

  • By Suka · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • I just saw a blog by Dr. Jack West that a law was passed limiting Pet/Ct scans to 3 in a lifetime. Is that true? I have nodules and GGO that is being watched and had a CT last July and will have another ...


  • By jaywilliams · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Had surgery early January. Successful. However remove entire right lung vice lower two lobes. Now almost three months later, my Pulmonologist changed it from type IIA to type IIIA. I know one they found ...


  • By SPL · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Last year in May I had my left lower lobe of my lungs removed. I went through chemo and at last checkup I was still clear. Lab work and a CT was done. When would I be able to say that I am 1 year in remission ...

Erlotinib (Tarceva)

  • By Bodidley · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Is anyone else taking these & have you suffered many side affects ...

Insurancee coverage

  • By Duckbush · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I saw a facebook entry today that says coverage has been eliminated for cancer treatment. This is going to expand the amount od assistance request or worse; eliminate treatment for many needed and deserving ...

VATS biopsia

  • By Veronique · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • 5 years ago I had lobectomy on the right lung, last part. Now again two little tumours were found in both lungs on the very top. They are going to make VATS biopsy from the left one. Anyone had experiences ...

Lung cancer stage 2

  • By cancer2014 · New reply March 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My husband has lung cancer, surgery has been done with left side of lung. Half of one lung. He is starting chemotherapy. He had his first chemotherapy last week, it was a 4 hour therapy. He had extreme ...

Recent blood work

  • By marksf · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hello, my creatinine bllod levels keep increasing. Before my lung surgery it was at .8 now after lung surgery, chemo for the lung and kidney surgery for a seperated cancer my creatinine level is 1.48 ...

Just Returned Home from Surgery

  • By jimwis · New reply February 28, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi all, from Wisconsin. Have been watching a while, thought it time to contribute a bit as well. I was initially diagnosed with NSCLC, shortly after Christmas, and biopsy confirmed Squamous. Had both ...

Pancoast tumor of both sides of the lungs

  • By Veronique · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I had a surgery 5 yars ago in my right lung, one lobe (the last, down) was taken. Since than I was completiley well. Two weeks ago at the PET scan both sides of my lungs (both Pancoast) 1,2 and 1,4 cm ...


  • By SuzanneLouise · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Hi all, I am very confused, and upset. Dad had his lower left lobe removed due to stage 1 non small cell lung carcinoma. A year post surgery, CT/ followed by BIOPSY found malignant a 2cm lesion in his ...

Scan results

  • By Carpat · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Went to Christie today for scan results... no spread and all clear, well pretty much.... Had a caveat that the radiologist had marked on the scan that the area I had radiotherapy to needs to be watched ...

new to radiation

  • By kim2004 · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I am to start radiation and chemo on Monday. It is supposed to be with low dose chemo (carboplantin and taxol) 1x a week and radiation 5x a week for 30 treatments. Is this going to make me terribly sick ...

joint pain after chemo

  • By saintsfan1 · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Does anyone experience joint pain after chemo? Can chemo even cause this? I ask because joint discomfort was my biggest side effect during chemo. It's been one year since I completed 4 rounds of carbo/taxol ...

So times

  • By eustacrae · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Did four rounds of Cisplatin and Alimta from April to July then surgery in August (LLL). Energy is coming back but I go through this thing now and then where I just have to sleep for hours and hours ...

Chemo question

  • By SandesDaughter · New reply February 7, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • Hi Everyone, My mother has recently been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, Stage IIB. She had surgery 2 weeks ago to remove a 5 1/2 cm tumor from her left lung. The entire tumor was removed and ...


  • By HOTDOGMAN · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I'M lucky my lung cancer was caught early by a diligent general practitioner , It was not operable .So I went threw seven months of chemo and radiation and three blood transfusions . My doctor pronounced ...

I,m scared !!!!!,

  • By 52 · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi all I have been reading on this sight now for 6 months and I,m so impressed with all the great knowledge everyone has. So I turned to you all for some answers. My story In 2000 DX with 4cm large cell ...

Need to know

  • By Ricardo03 · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I would like to know how many Doctors were treated for non-small cell lung cancer in 2013 and what their treatments were ...
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