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Paul, ID
A 72-year-old female asked:

I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. one has cancer, how serious is this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Very: You will need to have a frank talk with your physician, as this very much affects what you need to know as you choose from among your treatment options. I'm sorry. This is bad news, but depending on the tumor type, it may be more or less serious.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless.
Last updated Sep 14, 2014

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