Within 6 weeks, I've been diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer, had CT and PET scan and have an operation to remove my upper left lobe and 5 surrounding lymph nodes removed booked for March 26th. Bit of a shock is an understatement. My tumour is 26.5mm and they're treating it as small cell. I haven't had a biopsy as its too close to my heart. They'll determine the exact type in surgery. I have no symptoms at all, my weight hasn't changed in 6 weeks and I have a good appetite and my lung function is excellent according to the surgeon. I'm scared to death of the op and can't shake the feeling that it still won't cure my cancer. I'm also scared I won't survive the operation. I've had 7 other operations in my life and never really worried before but I do with this one. My surgeon is very optimistic with 97% success statistics but I just wonder what I will feel like when I wake up. Has anyone experienced surgery? I know it's normal to worry. Think I just need reassurance from others who have had similar. My partner just won't let me discuss my fears..he says not to even think about it but that's easy to say!