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April 28, 2016

Thought I was having a heart attack, went by ambulance as instructed priorly. Heart tests showed was possibly panic attack but there was a visible spot in right upper lung quadrant. After blood work labs, ct scan, chest xray, pet scan, biopsy. Surgery scheduled 8/8/16 released 8/16/17. Follow up appts. Chest xray, ct scan, all clear, 3 months later ct scan spotted in left lower lung. May 22, 2017 labs, May 24, 2017 CT 1:00. May 31, 2017 Dr. Angela Sandre noon all at Centerville Hosp. Cigarette smoking was at 1-2 day with chantix, insurance stopped paying, back to 4-6 daily.

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  • Margot moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi,

    Thank you for sharing your lung cancer story with us. It sounds like you have been through a lot. Please know we’re thinking of you, and wishing you the best. Smoking cessation can be very difficult; nicotine is one of the most powerful addictive substances, and studies have shown that it can be as addictive as cocaine and heroin. I am sorry to hear that insurance stopped paying; if you are trying to quit, you may find this article helpful: https://lungcancer.net/coping/smoking-cessation/ Thank you for being a part of our community. Please know you are not alone and we are happy to have you here. Warmly, Margot, LungCancer.net Team Member

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