Upcoming Surgery

This is too much to post on Facebook, as I am going to go into detail here.

I met with the surgeon last week and he is wanting to do a video assisted thorasic surgery.  Basically, they go in with a small camera and tools without opening up my chest.   They believe that I have a 60-70% chance of having lung cancer and are treating it as such accordingly.  They are going to go in, and check my lymph nodes to determine if anything from the tumour has spread to there.   If so, then they will biospy it.  If my lymph nodes are okay, then they will remove my upper right lobe of my lungs.  If they need to biospy what they find on my nodes, they will refrain from the removal of the lobe.  While waiting for results, I will undergo 2 weeks of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment.    After

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An update on my lungs

Earlier this month, I went into OHSU for my scheduled Bronchoscopy to determine what is going on with the mass in my lung.  Overall, the procedure was fairly easy to do and after everything was said and done, the doctor after the procedure told me that they did not see any cancer in my lung.   After this, I figured the case was closed.   As part of the tests, they sent some samples taken out of my lungs as a culture to test if I had a fungal growth or other bacterial growth.  Both of those tests came back as negative.    Last week, I checked in with the doctor through the MyChart app they have to find out the results of the test.  A few days later, I got a response from him. 

They can not definitively rule out cancer.  He told me that he brought the test results and everything

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