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Old 11-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Radiation scar tissue

In March 2011 Istarted radiation and chemo for Stage 3b non-small lung cancer.There was also lymp node involvement. In Sept my PET showed the cancer to be nearly gone. I started having more difficulty breathing. After about one month things started to improve alot. A couple of weeks ago I had a CAT that was read by my respitory doctor and two cancer doctors (including my radiation specialist) . My left lung is perfect . My right lung shows scar tissue from the radiation; but cancer free.
My question is about the scar tissue. I don't suspect that will change. At 73yrs I don't expect to breath like a 20yr old. With breathing exercises and working out can I improve my lung function enough to partilly overcome the scar tissue? Any good ideas? Thanks NIT

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: Radiation scar tissue

Unfortunately I cant really answer your question but I read your post & just wanted to say how happy I am for you! To go from stage 3b to cancer free is wonderful! I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your life cancer free!

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