In February, 2021, I had a routine chest X-ray before my scheduled spinal fusion surgery. It showed a mass and a CT confirmed non-small cell lung cancer. A brain MRI confirmed that there were also spots on my brain.
It was terrifying. A lung biopsy showed that I had a particular genetic marker called EGFR. My oncologist told me that I won the lottery! She started me on a treatment, taken as a daily pill.
My recent scans in October showed no spots on my brain and no tumor in my lung!
I will have follow up scans in January and although I don't know what to expect, I feel that I will live a long, healthy life. Modern medicine is amazing. There is always hope. My treatment is due to research done on melanoma! I pray for an end to cancer.