I cant find no info. on stage 1 nscc just chemo and rad and how good it is compared to surgery. I have been on a roller coaster ride, I just wanted to improve my health and quit smoking and asked my doctor to do a lung test so I have a goal to improve. Well found out I have stage 1 nscc. Size of a dime. First I had to have ct, then a pet scan, then a biopsy. My doctor sent me elsewhere due to the biopsy doctor left me in severe pain due to he put a chest tube in a hit the nerve. Told me I had to tolerate it for 4 days. Thank heavens the nurse refused to send me home and hurried me to the ER. So new doctor told me have me up and going by july 4th but I had to have a mri first to make sure not in brain. Thats clear then appt for a surgeon. Now all theses appt. are always 2-3 weeks away. Now the surgeon says he want another breathing test due to the last one results. If they remove the lung part I would be on oxygen and miserable due to the condition of my lungs. He would probably prefer chemo and radiation instead. But he cant tell me survival rate compared to chemo and rad from surgery which is 90%. So now Im on hold to see who can get me in, and who knows when that will be. Then I have to go back to surgeon just for another consult. Has anyone had stage 1 nscc and only did chemo and rad.