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Radiation pneumonia

  • By kim2004 · New reply 8:24 am
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  • I've just completed 36 radiation treatment to nodes on my mediastinum. My last was 2wks ago. I've heard of radiation pneumonia but not how they treat it. In the last week I have developed a dry cough ...

Tinnitus Relief

  • By slimesnake · New reply 8:07 am
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  • A couple of weeks ago I had my first experience with tinnitus in my left ear. And then this morning my second episode. I don’t know if this is age related or chemo related. The first time, I was finishing ...


  • By erinsmom32052 · New reply 1:35 am
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  • I have a question but I need to explain my situation first as i really have no idea yet what we are looking at. March 18 my Mom was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and a UTI and a build up of ...


  • By poksa · Posted yesterday at 11:01 pm
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  • Attention AFATINIB users, caregivers, lurkers. I am so sorry to report that I inadvertently deleted the 02/14/2014 thread. It was totally accidental. Team Inspire told me once a thread is deleted, it ...

far infrared sauna safe when on chemo some research links if possible

  • By walterthai · New reply yesterday at 10:49 pm
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  • i trust my ornocologist a lot but she is from stright do it as per book and if she does not know aobut effects of something is quite honest and advises dont. I have been having a far infrared saunas troughout ...

Lung Surgeon in MD Anderson

  • By dikiqi · New reply yesterday at 10:45 pm
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  • I am going to have a lung "VATS" surgery in MD Anderson, Does any one know a good Lung Surgeon there? John ...

Tarceva and Hair Loss

  • By TroySC · New reply yesterday at 10:20 pm
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  • I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right place but has anyone taking Tarceva experienced hair loss? I started taking Tarceva in December 2013 and started noticing major hair loss in February/March ...

Nodule growing - please help :-)

  • By porcelana · New reply yesterday at 9:32 pm
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  • Hi all, I have been reading the posts of this forum for a while, and I have decided to join because I feel I need support, and I have seen how knowledgeable and supportive everybody is here by reading ...


  • By Branastasia · New reply yesterday at 7:37 pm
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  • Welcome Divas, Dudes, Caretakers, Newbies and Lurkers! No funny stories or travel logs today. Just extremely grateful that it is Friday and I made it through another hectic work week! We've enjoyed the ...


  • By Branastasia · New reply yesterday at 7:34 pm
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  • Poksa has deputized me to post Tarceva Side Effect Busters #4. You asked for it. You got it! The original Tarceva Side Effect Busters #1, #2 and #3 were posted by our dear, departed MarieZee100. The first ...


  • By Mickp · New reply yesterday at 6:49 pm
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  • Hello to everyone. I think it's been almost a year sense we have talked. To update those who have followed me (believers and skeptics) in the past. Everything is going fine. Cancer free now for over 2 ...

Dr Ross Camidge--"Weeding The Garden"

  • By davstar · New reply yesterday at 6:05 pm
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  • HAPPY FRIDAY! New Video 3/5/2014 ...

Dancing so hard I can't breathe!

  • By MPC · New reply yesterday at 1:48 pm
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  • I am sure I can't breathe for many reasons besides dancing. Went to get my latest results of my PET and Brain MRI after my March CT scan showed growth in size of one lung mass and some activity on my ...

chemo side effects

  • By walterthai · New reply yesterday at 11:20 am
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  • Hi I've just finished my first of series of 4 planned chemo sessions each of 3 weeks. I was diagnosed with stage 1B lung cancer about 2 months ago. Had op which removed a 4.4 cm tumour and doctors say ...

Sugar and Cancer

  • By TroySC · New reply yesterday at 10:36 am
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  • Can anyone tell me if you can have foods such as ice cream and juice when you have cancer? I have heard that sugar feeds cancer? Does that mean we should eliminate all products with sugar ...

I guess we are giving up..

  • By betsy0525 · New reply yesterday at 8:51 am
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  • My dad has been sent home from the hospital because he was tired of being there . We found out while we were there his second line of chemo was not working. The oncologist (not his primary but a partner ...

Soda and cancer

  • By TroySC · New reply yesterday at 12:46 am
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  • Has anyone been told by their oncologist not to drink sodas at all? He said I can have diet sodas, which I hate, but not regular soda ...

Help some 1 plz reagrding use of Magnus (Morphine)

  • By sheryali · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • Hello. My father at stage 4 lung ca . Having serious pain after after 4 cycle of chemos . Radiation and 4 months of maintainance of geftinib. And is using Tramol sr for pain reliever but its not giving ...

scan time

  • By snowflower · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Scan time again. Keep me in your prayers next week. Snowflower ...

Relationship between Lung CA and previous RT for Breast Cancer

  • By SweetGeorgieBrown · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • My oncologist told me that I am one of three of her current NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy for breast cancer a few years before their diagnosis with lung cancer. In addition, she herself ...
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