In Sept 2017 while doing a CT scan for carotid artery they found a mass on my right lung upper lobe. On Dec 7, 2017 I had the upper lobe of my right lung removed. I still don't know what stage, what followup procedures I may or may not need, my pre-op is on Jan 5. Hoping/praying for good news.
This is just to say hello and to wish you the best for your upcoming procedures. I don't pretend to know anything about the medical matters you mention but there are people more knowledgeable than me who I trust will follow this post. All the best for what the New Year brings to you.