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Non-small cell lung cancer

Support for those diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer - General

Support for those diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

Why are we not prepared for post-surgical pain?

  • By JulieanneG · New reply 8:01 am
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  • I was responding to yet another question about whether pain from surgery is normal, and I think I blew an inner gasket. Actually, this was the same burning question that first led me to Inspire after ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage I

Support for those diagnosed with stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

Fentanyl patch

  • By vlhogg · New reply yesterday at 11:42 pm
  • 12 replies
  • Hi Looking for some help as far as pain meds go. I am new to the pain med world. I am 11 weeks post op from a wedge resection by vats and 9 weeks post op from a open lobectomy. I am in a lot of pain I ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II

Support for those diagnosed with stage II non-small cell lung cancer.

Extremely bad cough

  • By Jenny8022 · New reply 3:19 am
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  • I have had a cough for a number of weeks now. About a month ago I went to see the doctor - she gave me Amoxicillin but the cough remained. Since 5 days ago the cough has worsened. Went to see another ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III

Support for those diagnosed with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

cannabis helpful?

  • By Kycancerkiller · New reply 8:42 am
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  • Hi Everyone: My mother was diagnosed 7 weeks ago, radiation the last 4-5 weeks. She is not having much tumor shrinkage as of yet. Her doctor seems less than hopeful. Has anyone on this site used Cannabis ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV

Support for those diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Bone Mets to Lumbar Spine - Radiation

  • By bchbabe26 · New reply 9:03 am
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  • Not ready to wave the white flag yet, but really!!! I'm usually pretty optimistic about things, but the news today really sucks. Barry had an MRI last night - Thoracic (he has 2 tumors already), and Lumbar ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Adenocarcinoma

Support for those diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.

Neck Tumor after Lung Adenocarcinoma

  • By dreamrn · New reply yesterday at 3:45 pm
  • 1 reply
  • My beautiful sister was treated with chemo and radiation for Lung Adenocarcinome in 2009. Was clear until this week when she got a viral infection with the stomach side clearing but horrible cough remaining ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Large cell

Support for those diagnosed with large cell NSCLC.

Cannabis oil

  • By Fantan · New reply yesterday at 7:11 pm
  • 73 replies
  • My brother is having very good results with Cannabis oil very good for the pain and his lungs are clearing ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Squamous cell

Support for those diagnosed with squamous cell NSCLC.

My dad

  • By Hala · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Dears all, My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Nsclc squamous cells on march 10th , he started chemotherapy on march 18th after the brain MRI and the pelvis and abdomen ct scan that turned out clear. 2 ...

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Small cell lung cancer

Support for those diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

Small cell lung cancer - General

Support for those diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

Brain PCI Experiences.....

  • By Yris · New reply yesterday at 2:38 pm
  • 11 replies
  • Hello All !! My husband is going through Brain PCI now,,,, first his Radiologist scheduled 15 treatments, and now we found out he changed it to 10 treatments only. He is his 3rd day and so far he is tired ...

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Small cell lung cancer - Limited

Support for those diagnosed with limited small cell lung cancer.

Third Line Treatment

  • By wallzworld · New reply 7:05 am
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  • Husband Rick was diagnosed with limited SCLC in July 2011. Since then he's been in remission twice but docs think one of the tumors (there were three) is growing again. Pet scans are Friday, April 25 ...

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Small cell lung cancer - Extensive

Support for those diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer.

Don's Report..some good..some not so good~~

  • By texdjh · New reply yesterday at 7:52 pm
  • 25 replies
  • Greetings everyone and Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for scan/MRI....... Don ran up today to get CD and results......it's pretty easy reading and easy to understand...... He asked me to ...

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ALK mutations and lung cancer

Discussion related to ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) genetic mutations and lung cancer, commonly referred to as ALK mutations. Lung cancer with an ALK mutation is referred to as ALK positive lung cancer. Between 3 and 5% of those with non-small cell lung cancer, and more rarely, some individuals with small cell lung cancer, have this genetic mutation.

Anyone on Crizotinib/Xalkori, Ariad's AP261, and LDK/378 (ALK gene) Part 3

  • By matson001 · New reply yesterday at 8:32 pm
  • 4470 replies
  • I am looking to make contact with people who have the ALK gene and/or are taking Crizotinib, (Xalkori) (PF-1066). I'm also looking to hear about the Ariad Drug, AP26113 and LDK/378. I think this would ...

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Neuroendocrine (NETS) / Carcinoid tumors

Support for those diagnosed with neuroendocrine (NETS) / carcinoid tumors.

Chromogranin A

  • By CUBANANOARREPENTIDA · Posted April 22, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I had a left lower lobectomy in December 2012 with a diagnosis of typical well-differentiated carcinoid tumor. My oncologist & pulmonologist considered me cured. Since then, I have had blood tests checking ...

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Family members and caregivers

Support for family members and caregivers of those diagnosed with lung cancer.

God called her home

  • By Ellasdaughter · New reply 8:23 am
  • 14 replies
  • It is with both sadness and a happy heart that I share with you that my mother Ella Dupre has gone home to be with the Lord. He came and took her at 4:30pm today. She had a beautiful smile on her face ...

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Treatment options

Information on current treatment options and emerging treatments, including quality of life issues.

FYI Cannabinoids

  • By cards7up · New reply 8:19 am
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  • I'm reading a mystery novel, which are my favs. One of the main characters has MS and recently started using a prescription drug to help with neuropathic pain that came from a friend's friend in Canada ...

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Information and support related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Cannabis Oil?

  • By ihavehope11 · New reply 2:59 am
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  • Those who have had success or are currently taking cannabis oil as a alternative medicine how is it obtained? I'm confused because its a form of marajuana I guess.. I live in NJ and I believe it's illegal ...

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Low white blood cell count

  • By Roseart · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Is there anything you can eat to raise your white blood cell count ...

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Good news

Post good news here - from good scans to celebrations such as weddings and anniversaries.

Andy Prompts Lung Cancer License Plate

  • By BDaddy52 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Here's a video of the Louisiana House of Representatives voting to authorize a Lung Cancer "vanity license plate". Kinda hard to hear Rep. Jay Morris over the din of backroom deals (hey it's Louisiana ...

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What, me worry?

Support for those concerned with upcoming scans, pain management, medication response, family issues.

Update on Son!

  • By Attootsie · New reply 12:11 am
  • 42 replies
  • Well tomorrow is the Day and he has to be at the Hospital at 5:00 am. So tomorrow is going to be a very stressful and Long Day! I am feeling a bit better as Dr. West from the Grace Blog assured me Cleveland ...

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Hope, friends and humor

A place to share messages of hope, friendship and humor.

Happy Easter

  • By Attootsie · New reply yesterday at 8:34 pm
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  • May God Shine his Healing Light Down on all our Family and Caregivers! May he heal everyone! blessing on this Day to all of my Inspire Family! Love Lorrie ...

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Survivor stories

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Breast cancer survivor

  • By Charleen · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I am in my 5 year celebration of no recurrence of breast cancer!Two months earlier the removed a enlarge Lymph node on the right side of my neck,biopsy show a different kind of cancer or radiation damage ...

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In memoriam

Share your memories and remember those who are missed.

"Muki " Mary Ann Benoit

  • By AnnikaH · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Mary Ann Benoit April 05, 1958 - December 29, 2013 Dear Friends, It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I write this. Our friend “Muki” has passed. My heart goes out to her family and friends with ...

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Lung cancer events

Know about an upcoming lung cancer awareness or advocacy event? Share the info with the group here.

LC Support Group in RI

  • By REMhope · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • There is a new Lung Cancer Support group open to anyone meeting every Friday at 1pm in the Fain building at Miriam Hospital, 3rd floor conference room. Free Valet parking. Great speakers and caring attendees ...

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Lung cancer in the news

Found an interesting article about lung cancer that you think others might like? Post it here.

test which predicts survival

  • By needinghelp · New reply 7:57 am
  • 9 replies
  • Life Technologies has a test which accurately predicts survival of early stage lung cancer patients. Does anybody know how to obtain this test ...

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  • By hobart · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • 2 years after being told she had ovarian cancer and doing chemo 2 years now they say she don't have ovarian cancer but mesothelioma I don't know if she wants to start all over again or not 2 years wrong ...

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