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hospice and what they did to my brother

dj3707 (Inactive)
  • By dj3707 (Inactive) · New reply 6:55 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 56 replies
  • I am going to my brothers funeral in the morning and I know some people will not agree with what I am about to write but it is what I experienced this week. My brother had a liver disease and it was mostly ...

Relevance of smoking history to diagnosis

howian1
  • By howian1 · New reply 6:52 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 15 replies
  • My father-in-law was a smoker and a wonderful man. He graciously helped my wife and I whenever he could. He was the first one to pick up a check, and to offer help, stories abounded of him helping a friend ...

Seconds..Minutes turn into days..weeks..months~~

texdjh
  • By texdjh · New reply 6:29 pm
  • Journal · 110 replies · Photos
  • Miss you Big Guy.....thinking so much about ya.... We knew- but didn't beleive....but it was real and always will be....... Working hard to be Strong for you Don... Happy Heart Day today....Fly..Sing...Fish...You ...

Stop bed sores?is there's a way?

Woogers

Immunotherapy Folks - are you feeling "stronger"?

bchbabe26
  • By bchbabe26 · New reply 6:20 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 11 replies
  • My husband is considering a trial and has asked, if the treatment is successful, will his fatigue "go away"? Is anyone on one of the PD1 or other immunotherapies, having success and been fortunate enough ...

Has anyone ever heard of this? Radiation 3 times?

Denise840
  • By Denise840 · New reply 6:11 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 18 replies
  • When I was 1st DX in Dec. 2011 with Stage111A N.S.C.L.C. I was given 33 radiation treatments for ! small tumor and 1 cancerous lymph node and chemo. In remission 10 mos. Then in Dec.2012 I had a recurrence ...

TARCEVA DIVAS & DUDES 02.27.2015

Branastasia
  • By Branastasia · New reply 6:09 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 85 replies · Photos
  • Divas and Dudes, Newbies, Caregivers, Loved Ones, Friends and Lurkers. This is a post for all things Tarceva. It’s scan time next week and Onc appointment on the 9th. I was originally scheduled for a ...

Nine weeks later and I can't understand the pain

Melody48
  • By Melody48 · New reply 6:03 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Adenocarcinoma · 28 replies
  • Hello, My name is Melody, nine weeks ago I had my right upper lobe removed due to cancer. The cancer was stage one a. I have no follow-up therapy except for a CAT scan in six months. I wondered if any ...

Mom given 6mths to 1 year devastated

sccpcrop
  • By sccpcrop · New reply 5:58 pm
  • Discussion in Small cell lung cancer - Limited · 4 replies
  • Well I had hoped for better news but mom was given 6 months to a year we are going to John Hopkins for a second option has anyone else ever had this and the drs be wrong or should we start planning ...

Tax Implications of Discharge of Student Debt due to SSDI

scifiknitter
  • By scifiknitter · New reply 5:34 pm
  • Discussion in Help desk · 6 replies
  • When I read information in another forum that I could get my federal student loans discharged if I was approved for SSDI, I got excited. Today, after receiving approval for SSDI and starting the loan ...

New hope coming for cancer drug resistance.

jgrifas
  • By jgrifas · New reply 5:24 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 2 replies
  • Gold Nanotechnology Sounds like a simple name, but very encouraging https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/nanodevi ce-defeats-cancer-drug-resistance-0302 Jane ...

3rd CT scan since treatment shows "shadow"

JimStan
  • By JimStan · New reply 5:13 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Squamous cell · 1 reply · Photos
  • Just left the Oncon, said CT scan shows a shadow in the remaining "Pleural" where my right lung was. Oct, 2013 had lung removed, 9 weeks radiation and 6 weeks of carbo/taxol. Had three clear CTs, now ...

LDK387 Novartis trial

mundo
  • By mundo · New reply 5:09 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • My father (53 years old) was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma IIIB (ALK+) this January, he got 15 radio sessions then 3 weeks off and the main doctor prescribe Xalcori after that, but since the medical insurance ...

bone Mets

vio85
  • By vio85 · New reply 4:59 pm
  • Discussion in Small cell lung cancer - General · 8 replies
  • Hi everyone well my father back in August had his lung cancer had Mets to the brain and did radiations on Nov had scans n it was gone but had Mets to the liver and back to the lungs and now that disappeared ...

LDK387 Novartis trial

mundo
  • By mundo · Posted 4:54 pm
  • Discussion in ALK mutations and lung cancer · 0 replies
  • My father (53 years old) was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma IIIB (ALK+) this January, he got 15 radio sessions then 3 weeks off and the main doctor prescribe Xalcori (crizotinib) after that, but since ...

WBR

Knicnic
  • By Knicnic · New reply 4:50 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 3 replies
  • Well dads spread to brain is confirmed. He has 2 mets one smaller and one larger. They are treating with whole brain radiation I don't understand why not targeted radiation? Also only 5 radiotherapy sessions ...

KRAS Treatment Options

lf65
  • By lf65 · New reply 4:26 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Adenocarcinoma · 5 replies
  • I am preparing a list of options to my husband. He has Stage 4 NSCLC, KRAS mutation, failed immune therapy trial. Besides Chemo of Alimata + Cisplastin, followed by Alimata maintenance until resistance ...

NEED SOME ADVICE

KATEXON21
  • By KATEXON21 · New reply 4:13 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 3 replies
  • My husband is really sick... not sure if this is the slight "cancer progression", the "Tarceva" (been taking for 15 months) or the "metformin" (started metformin 500 mg about 3 weeks ago, February 10th ...

Calling All Lung Carcinoid Tumor people

Nonnalove
  • By Nonnalove · New reply 4:11 pm
  • Discussion in Neuroendocrine (NETS) / Carcinoid tumors · 12 replies
  • WOW - what an awful surgery! I had a lobe removed. They cracked me wide open and three days later I had a second surgery for a torqued lung. I'm in the medical marvel books! Big Whoop! Five months after ...

CT scan whole body and Brain

Attootsie
  • By Attootsie · Posted 4:10 pm
  • Discussion in ALK mutations and lung cancer · 0 replies · Photos
  • Hi everyone! I am probably jumping the gun. I am hoping so. My CT Scan of brain came back first and it showed a blur not a mass so tomorrow I am having an MRI. Hoping it is just me panicking just a bit ...
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