Elizabeth H :

In 2010, I broke my collarbone. A pre-op X-ray showed something on my lung. I had it checked and biopsied and it was diagnosed as lung cancer. I had the upper node of my left lung removed, which removed all of the cancer. It was staged as 1B non-small cell adenocarcinoma. I have been cancer free for 6 years. Although my cancer was found accidentally while it was still very small- and I look at my broken collarbone as a blessing - it proves the value of lung cancer screening.

First Published: 11/2/2016 4:17:00 PM

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