Teresa, I did have a PET scan of the lungs and a biopsy of the largest nodule. Both the regular doctors and carcinoid docs have seen these. Biopsy identified it as a typical carcinoid, very little activity. Thanks for sharing your experience. Both the surgery options seem similar, though the lobectomy one would use RATS and the partial lobectomy one thoroscopy. That might make a difference. The story of your friend is sobering and will weigh into my decision.