Stage 3B nsclc in remission
I was diagnosed with the above cancer on 3 3 06. The cancer was in the lower right lobe of the lung as well as behind the carina in a lymph gland. Afterdaily treatment with chemo and 33 radiation treatments at the same time, my cancer went into remission. CT showed "no longer seen" on August 30, 2006.
Have been doing follow up Ct's and they are still clean. My problem is:
Plural effusion. The first time they drained it and sent it off, it came back clean, no cancer cells. Last Friday I had to have it drained again. I called the Dr office and asked the results. They said No cancer cells, but Lymphocytes, and the Dr would talk to me about that on the 30th. On several of my bloodworks, the Lumphocytes were listed as Low @ 13.2, normal being between 20.0 and 40.0 . The absolute cell count are 0.9 with normal being between 1.00 and 3.30 .
Does this mean the cancer is comming back?