I was diagnosed with NSC Adinocarcinoma (Nov '09). I had chemo with radiation (Dec into Jan). Then surgery (mid-Feb '10) to remove two of the three right lung lobes. Eight weeks after surgery, I had 3 rounds of chemo (Taxotare). My first CT scan was 10 days ago & things look good. BUT...
It has been 6 + months since radiation. About 2 weeks ago, I developed a dry cough. I went into my GP, who prescribed two antibiotics for walking pneumonia.
Five days later, my Oncologist saw me & said I likely have radiation-induced lung inflammation brought on by a bacterial infection. He wants to put me on a slowly decreasing round of steroids. I'll be done with the antibiotics tomorrow (July 18th). I haven't improved; my cough is getting worse. I was doing pretty good until this came along.
Does anyone have any wisdom on this?!