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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.

TKI – a new hypothesis about resistances

  • By Bernie3 · New reply 12:25 am
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  • Dear Inspire friends, I have been thinking about the notion of resistance. Most of us respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors for a certain period of time and then develop a resistance. I have been reading ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage I

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

A hopeful note

  • By Margal · New reply yesterday at 9:26 pm
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  • I am writing this to give hope to all. Yesterday I had my 12 year scan and check up and got the wonderful news that my lungs look good. I was diagnosed with stage 1 adenocarcinoma a little over 12 years ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II

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

Recent blood work

  • By marksf · New reply yesterday at 7:54 pm
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  • Hello, my creatinine bllod levels keep increasing. Before my lung surgery it was at .8 now after lung surgery, chemo for the lung and kidney surgery for a seperated cancer my creatinine level is 1.48 ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III

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

Eye problems on Tarceva

  • By Faithandme · New reply yesterday at 11:52 pm
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  • I posted a question but cannot find the discussion concerning it.. I wanted to find out if anyone has had eye problems on Tarceva? My lower eye-lids have lesions somewhat like the face rash. My face rash ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV

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

Taxotere - Side Effects/Nail Problems

  • By bchbabe26 · Posted yesterday at 10:08 pm
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  • So Barry's nails have begun to get rough and split - I just bought Hard as Nails and applied it , but does anyone know how often I should re-apply it to keep ahead of this problem? He's also developed ...

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Non-small cell lung cancer - Adenocarcinoma

Support for those diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.

Treatment options for BAC

  • By Maya80 · New reply yesterday at 6:22 pm
  • 15 replies
  • Hi, my husband has BAC cancer stage 4, he did surgery 18 month ago and removed a complete left lobe, as for the right lung, dr now propose radiotherapy, does any tried it? Can it kill cancer cell. He ...

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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 1:23 am
  • 30 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.

Squamous responses to Tarceva?

  • By forpaul · New reply yesterday at 10:33 am
  • 14 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, My son has been on Tarceva for a month now. He is squamous and we do not know his mutation status, but we are taking the chance he may be a responder. I'd like to hear personal experiences ...

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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 11:47 am
  • 5 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.

Nausea after 6 weeks of ending chemo?

  • By soyundime · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • I finished my chemo on 2/24 and my radiation on 2/28. Right now, I am getting my PCI (10 sessions). No side effects, so far. My issue from my first session of chemo has been the nausea. I still have that ...

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Small cell lung cancer - Extensive

Support for those diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer.

Alcohol ????

  • By hosedog · New reply yesterday at 9:27 pm
  • 36 replies
  • Is drinking a beer or two bad for my hubby ? He takes NO pain meds at all ...

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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.

4300 replies in Michelles post!!!

  • By AnnikaH · New reply yesterday at 11:37 pm
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  • Hi all, Please just take a moment and remember my dear friend Michelle who started the ALK -Criz threads. For those of you who did not get to know her, She was a fun, warm and loving lady Always helpful ...

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Neuroendocrine (NETS) / Carcinoid tumors

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

What should CT cover?

  • By faitleafarms · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My wife was diagnosed with a typical carcinoid tumor in the fall of 2012 and underwent a lower left lobe removal that seemed to get it all, margins and no lymph node involvement. She's had a PET scan ...

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Family members and caregivers

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

No More Chemo

  • By Brendalou · New reply yesterday at 11:57 pm
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  • My Prince and I went for his chemo Thursday only for the oncologist to tell us Stan's scans showed the cancer is growing in his liver and bones. The chemo is not working anymore....this is his second ...

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Treatment options

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

Another Vaccine in trial: nsclc AND sclc (and more)

  • By AnnikaH · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Friends, This is very interesting. Pilot Study of Allogeneic Tumor Cell Vaccine With Metronomic Oral Cyclophosphamide and Celecoxib in Patients Undergoing Resection of Lung and Esophageal Cancers, Thymic ...

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Complementary and alternative medicine

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

Asking about your opinion with this natural regimen

  • By Yanni254 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hello I am a 39 years old male, i was compeltely fit, running half-marthons (but smoking a lot) I was diagnosed with paraneoplastic syndrom after experiencing bad brainsymptoms in November 2012. I aslo ...

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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.

Valerie Harper CANCER FREE!

  • By Prayformomma · New reply 1:35 am
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  • I can't link it from my phone, but if you google it, I'm sure it will come up ...

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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 yesterday at 11:19 am
  • 38 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.


  • By Dwindle · New reply yesterday at 11:04 pm
  • 23 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, "Hegira" means: To take flight to escape; to travel from a place of danger to a place of safety. In our collective lives, being joined here in the Inspire Community, the common element ...

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Survivor stories

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recurrent lung infections

  • By pbedtelyon · New reply yesterday at 10:42 pm
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  • 11 months ago I had a LLL lobectomy due to a Carcinoid Tumor that did not require chemo or radiation. I have had at least 6 infections since then ranging from pneumonia to bronchitis to sinus infections ...

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In memoriam

Share your memories and remember those who are missed.

"Muki " Mary Ann Benoit

  • By AnnikaH · New reply yesterday at 11:16 am
  • 21 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.

Stigma of Lung Cancer

  • By vconnol · New reply yesterday at 4:39 pm
  • 7 replies
  • Found this interesting. As a never smoker, I haven't really thought about this much, but it really aggravates me that new guidelines allow screening for lung cancer for smokers, but not for non smokers ...

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something showed up on ct, but not on mri

  • By jillsteve-123_ · New reply yesterday at 6:13 pm
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  • I have been having left eye, ear, face and temporal pain for about 4 months now. My balance has been a little off. I went to my family Dr. and he ordered a CT scan. It showed a 4.5mm meningioma by the ...

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ALK mutations and lung cancer

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