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Thank you Stan. I have had stable tumor in my left lung for over 10 years, last Oct 2021, all shit hit the fan, plus a diagnosis of pleural effusion. Had Chemo to try and treat tumor (to shrink, but nope) however, this is an extremely slow growing tumor, the problem is the pleural effusion, I currently have a tenckhoff catheter inserted and have the fluid removed daily, had 2 thoracentesis already. With the catheter in and the fluid being drained regularly, I can function relatively normal. Have had no surgeries yet, not sure if my doctor will, no radiation either. Just think it is time for a second opinion. I am Canadian and have heard many good things about the Mayo, I just need straight up answers which I do not feel I am getting here with my doctors. Did or do you have lung cancer? If you do not want to answer, that is ok. I am stumped that after all this time, this happens, and I think my doctors and confused as well as to how this happened. Thank you

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Tanja, In 2019 they found a lung nodule 2.8 mm in size. They watched it for 3 months and it increased in size and a biopsy determined it was cancer. A lobectomy was performed. Another small cancerous tumor was found in 2021 and they did a wedge resection surgery. My post surgery pleural effusion did not resolve itself, and actually increased this spring and testing of the fluid pointed them to feel it was not cancer related and this is why hematology is treating my lymphoma. My cancer situation is so much different than yours, but from my experience, the doctors wanted to know the type of my tumor and would react based on the size, location, biopsy and testing results, as well as my physical condition.
I sure wish I had better information for you and hope you can get a second look at your condition. Keep us informed and if you do have any questions about our experiences, let us know. Stan