ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Celebrating Being Cancer Free After a Worrisome Scan

Updated on January 12, 2020
Minnetonka Twin profile image

Linda writes articles on a variety of genre's; poetry, recipes, mental health, health & wellness and personal stories about her life.

One of my many cat scans as a cancer survivor
One of my many cat scans as a cancer survivor

Cat Scan of December of 2010

I have great news to share with all of you, but before I do, I will backtrack to December. As a lung cancer survivor, I went for my yearly cat scan in December of 2010. I wasn't too terribly nervous about this particular scan because I was almost seven years cancer-free at the time. The oncologist told me there was a spot on my right lung which is the lung that had cancer in 2004. I had already experienced two other scans that showed a spot and each time they disappeared by the next cat scan. Although it's always unsettling to get a questionable scan, I wasn't extremely worried about it.

Definition of lung cancer

Definition of lung cancer according to Medical News Today:

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and form tumors

Scary Results of Cat Scan

In March of 2011, I went back for my follow-up cat scan to find out if the spot was gone. My normally upbeat and laid back oncologist had a serious look on her face. She stated, "Linda, your spot is gone but now you have four new spots and one is pretty big. I fell apart! I found myself blurting out the "F" bomb and broke down crying. I said, "the cancer can't come back, I have a beautiful life and things to finish."

The plan of attack was to come back in June for another follow-up cat scan. The best case scenario would be that either the spots would get smaller or disappear completely, which would mean that the spots weren't cancer.

The past three months have been pretty tough for me. I have to thank my family for their patience, love and understanding during this difficult time. They had to put up with my irritability, anxiousness, moodiness, or as my niece puts it: "Crabbiness."

Lung Cancer Quiz

view quiz statistics

Great Results of Follow-Up Scan Results

I had the follow-up cats can Thursday, June 14 and an appointment with my oncologist for the results on Thursday, June 16. I brought my twin sister with me for moral support. I know that Laura needed to be with me as much as I needed her. After introducing my sister to the oncologist, she said, "great news Linda, your cat scan was great and the four spots are gone." Laura and I Hugged, then started Jumping up and down like a couple of kids.

I want to thank all of my friends on HubPages for all the prayers and well-wishes these past few months. Your warm words and positivity was so helpful during this waiting period. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, or should I say from the bottom of my right lung. LOL

God Bless you all and remember that life is a gift.

Hoping this hub finds all of my writer friends Happy and Healthy.

Waiting for Results

Have you ever had to Wait for Worrisome Medical Results

See results

© 2011 Linda Rogers


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)