I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010. I had a lobectomy done by an arthroscopic procedure performed by a brilliant doctor. I was back to work in 3 months and have been feeling great ever since. Early detection was the key. When my breathing issues seemed to be a little more than my asthma, my pulmonary doctor had a CT scan done and there was the nodule. The doctor took the middle lobe of my right lung to be sure it was all gone. No chemo, no radiation, just a miracle performed by a very good doctor. So having cancer is not always the end of the world with today's technology.