The biopsy results are back and they are not good. Yet they are still incomplete. Adenocarcinoma is diagnosed, moderately differentiated. They did not have enough material to identify the 'phenotype' and it is not definite that the lung is the primary site of the tumor.
I mentioned to my primary physician during the phone call that I wanted a full body scan or a PET scan to see where the cancer was in my body, and her immediate reaction was that the treatment was going to be targeting all fast growing cells in my body, so I didn't really have to identify the primary or other metastasizing sites. It's too hard to argue with my voice a mere whisper, so I will wait for when I meet the oncologists I have been scheduled with on Thursday afternoon.
Until then, I leave you with this thought. I had a chest x ray in 2005 and it showed no abnormalities. 4 years. If any of you have been considering a chest exam, I think it might not be a bad idea. This sort of cancer can remain undetected for quite a while.