Dr. J*amesHong (Chicago) - Lung cancer treatment
Dr. J*amesHong (NU, Chicago): Dr. James was found to have a 1-inch cancer tumor in his right lung. He went to Korea for medical treatment. Below is an update from him. “There is a change in my treatment plan. After hospitalization, I had an EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy on Monday. This procedure was required for preparing the lung cancer surgery. However, they found that a tumor is on one of the important lymph nodes (subcarinal). Surgery cannot be done unless the size of the tumor is reduced. The surgery, which was scheduled on May 6th has been canceled, and I need to go through at least two cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to reduce the size of cancer cells. Each cycle takes about 3 weeks. Thus, I may have surgery at the end of June. It seems that the treatment is getting delayed. However, I believe that God is guiding a medical team to have the best decision for me. It is still good that the cancer is in the lung and eventually will be removed by surgery and chemotherapy. I pray that chemotherapy is effective to kill cancer cells to reduce their size and I may be strong enough spiritually and physically to endure chemotherapy and surgery. I pray that I may deeply meditate Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." and 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."