BY Mary Clark

During a physical exam in May 2013, my doctors did a chest X-ray and found a nodule on my left lung. I went to a pulmonologist for more tests, and after all the scans and the bronchoscopy I felt in my heart it was cancer. Maybe that’s why I was able to hold it together when the doctor told me that I had stage I non-small cell lung cancer. It wasn’t until I got outside that I broke down and cried.

Before getting a second opinion...