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lisa f., PA

My name is Lisa F. I am 52 years old. I was a smoker who quit about 6 years ago. Last winter I got sick several times, running fevers coughing a lot with a lot of mucus. I saw my doctor several times and he didn't seem worried about it. About a month later I got what I thought was another cold and I developed severe pain around my ribs. After a trip to the ER it was discovered that I had a nodule in my right lung. I was told not to worry it was probably nothing. After a pet scan I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in both lungs. I was in the first stage. They did a lobectomy on my right lung and took a segment from my left lung. Turns out that I had 2 primary cancers not related to each other. Has anyone else had two primary cancers? Right now I am NED and I have decided not to have chemo.

First Published: October 6, 2014

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