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I had an upper right lobectomy 9 years ago due to large cell undifferentiated carcinoma, I now have NSCLC in my left upper lobe. Surgery is an option for me, and I am trying to find someone to speak with, who has experience of a second upper resection from a professional or personal perspective.
Thanks for getting in touch, and welcome to our online community. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a huge shock, especially a second time. However, it’s good to hear that surgery is an option.
Talking to others who have had a similar experience can be a great source of support. Unfortunately, as nurses on the support line, we’re unable to pass on details of people who have been in touch.
It might be worth posting on our online lung cancer group, and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation offer different types of support too, including support groups and a lung cancer forum.
Your clinical nurse specialist (CNS) may be able to put you in touch with other patients who have been diagnosed with a second primary lung cancer.
I hope this helps. If it would help to talk things through with one of the nurses on the Support Line, please give us a call.
Carole – Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist
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