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Shingles and lung cancer

  • By Coquina7 · New reply 1:38 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • Is this common? My mom's had some serve neck, shoulder and chest pain. Her pulmonogist looked her over and said she most Limey has singles. He didn't swab it because by the time the results would come ...

Looking for a Dr in Kentucky


Sometimes I wonder if this is the beginning of the end

  • By designeremily · New reply 1:29 am
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Can anybody ever see it coming? 9/18/antibiotics-acquired ...

Cisplatin and alimta

  • By Maddie1993 · New reply 1:14 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II · 35 replies
  • Just wanted to know if anyone has gone through this four times for so to speak "mopping up"! Just have some questions on how long it will take you down. My husband has had three treatments every 21 days ...

INC280 + Tarceva Trial MET Over Expression after EGFR Progression

  • By jolifo · New reply 12:44 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 2 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in October 2013. I am a 56 year old Asian female never smoker with the EGFR exon 19 deletion. Tarceva was working well with me until I showed progression in June ...

brain mets

  • By leahkyle1 · New reply 12:34 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Squamous cell · 9 replies
  • well for once I can report good news , for those who have read my discussions and held my hand, I thought I would write and say something good for a change, MY MRI showed no more lesion in my brain ...

Almost a year

  • By Peg65 · New reply 12:25 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 7 replies
  • Driving back from THE GYM I realized that this time last year I was getting ready to start chemo & radiation. I have been so blessed and am doing well enough now after chemo, radiation, surgery, hair ...

My friend John Neumann 9/17/2014

  • By Peternkn · New reply yesterday at 11:52 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Finally, they found my mutation after the 5th biopsy: I am KRAS positive, I checked around for clinical trial and I am not qualify for most of them. My Onc is talking about radiation and follow up with ...

God Loves The Caregiver!

  • By serenity1825A · New reply yesterday at 11:50 pm
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • God Loves The Caregiver This is for all the caregivers on this site, who are riding the terrible roller coaster ride when helping our loved one fighting this terrible disease! GOD LOVES THE CAREGIVER ...

new complication

  • By patn936 · New reply yesterday at 11:39 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Squamous cell · 7 replies
  • Hi All, Yesterday I was on a luncheon date with my niece and my older sister. We had already finished lunch and were chatting. All of a sudden my voice went away and my throat closed up like I was having ...

Family matters

  • By Rapport · New reply yesterday at 11:35 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I'm a caregiver for almost 10 years, and I handled different patients conditions. But I want to share you something that hopefully can help to others who had the same situations as my clients have. Last ...

My Darling Husband Died in My Arms

  • By davstar · New reply yesterday at 11:32 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 330 replies · Photos
  • It is With Great Sadness and Grief I Tell You my Darling Husband David Died in My Arms at 12:15 PM Yesterday August 28, 2014 at Kennestone Wellstar Hospital. I am forever lost and will never be the same ...

a little disappointed but moving forward

  • By gardengirlpa · New reply yesterday at 11:24 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 3 replies
  • I went for my 3rd thoracentesis today but unfortunately it didn't go as well as the prior two. It is now loculated and they could only get 600 ml before the pressure became very intense and I became lightheadedness ...

Still NED!

  • By cards7up · New reply yesterday at 11:00 pm
  • Discussion in Good news · 28 replies
  • Just a little over one year since local recurrence on VATS for LRL. Did chemo due to size of tumor. Still NED! YEAH!!!! Take care, Judy ...

Can you 'bottom out' on very-low wbc???-worried

  • By texdjh · New reply yesterday at 10:57 pm
  • Discussion in Small cell lung cancer - Extensive · 8 replies
  • Update--don has sclc ext---Dxed June2013--took all rds / platin-combo chemo---- 7 mths free-- :-) Beast returned--2nd line of same combo--no longer worked-- Sept2014-Topotecan chemo pill---5 pills daily--for ...

2yrs 3months, its back

  • By saintsfan1 · New reply yesterday at 10:54 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II · 3 replies
  • Just found out a few minutes ago the small spots in my lungs we've been watching and testing since June tested positive for adenocarcinoma (recurrence). I have done a PET and CT scan in the past months ...

Fentynal patch help

  • By vlhogg · New reply yesterday at 10:52 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Large cell · 6 replies
  • Hi everyone Was hoping I could get some advice or suggestion whay could be happening. My Dr. Changed the dosage on my fentynal patch from 50 mg to 75 mg. wear for 72 hrs each. Events that have happened ...

Mom has gained her wings

  • By DanaL14 · New reply yesterday at 10:47 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 21 replies
  • Mom passed at home Monday night. Heartbroken and deeply saddened at the loss of my best friend. I can not say enough kind words about the people here. The support that was given got me through my darkest ...

Medical marijuana

  • By Psalms138 · New reply yesterday at 10:39 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 127 replies
  • Has anyone tried medical marijuana to treat lung cancer successfully? I read that it is able to cure 70% of cases. Hoping to get some advice on the efficacy of this alternative treatment. It is supposed ...

Diving with lung cancer photos from Benidorm dive

  • By Deesher · New reply yesterday at 10:34 pm
  • Journal · 13 replies · Photos
  • I swore that I'd dive again despite being told that I couldn't. I booked 6 dives but only did 3, the afternoon dives were cancelled due to there not being enough people. The second morning dive I didn't ...
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