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 11:36 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 ...

Chest pain after surgery

  • By Julielower · New reply 7:29 am
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  • Hi everyone, this is the first time I have posted anything on this site and I don't know if I am normal or if I am over cautious. I had my upper right lobe removed nine weeks ago and in the last two weeks ...

CT Results today.. not great.. New Chemo

  • By HeliEye · New reply yesterday at 7:46 pm
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  • Just back from my hospital appointment.. The Oncologist said the tumour had started to grow again, plus the CT showed 2 small 'new' tumours. I was given the option to wait for a couple of months to see ...

SCCA Trials

  • By denisesanborn · New reply yesterday at 11:24 am
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  • Aloha, Anyone utilized the wonderful staff at SCCA WA-- We have an appt in May to see if my wonderful husband qualifies for Immune Therapy -or anything else -- The Great Doctors @ Queens -after DNA testing ...

PET results

  • By Nonnie1962 · New reply April 22, 2014
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  • I saw my oncologist this afternoon. PET results show activity in three lymph nodes in my chest. 😞 They're scheduling me to have a port put in ASAP, and I'm to start radiation/chemo on the 5th of April ...

eyelid problems on Tarceva

  • By Faithandme · New reply April 21, 2014
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  • I wonder if anyone has had eyelid problems on Tarceva? My lower eyelid (after 2 month on Tarceva) is slightly swollen and starting to droop. This is rather frightening. The other lower eyelid has tiny ...

Eye problems on Tarceva

  • By Faithandme · New reply April 21, 2014
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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 ...

eye problems

  • By Faithandme · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Does anyone have eye problems on Tarceva. I have been on Tarceva for a month and only have a slight rash on my face but my eyelids - upper and lower- are red and some red sores around the lower lid. Also ...

Looks like the c ancer is back

  • By raisin1957 · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • In october 2012 i had my right lung removed, at the same time they took 17 lymph nodes of which 15 were cancerous. after a 6 week recovery period i then had chemo therapy Cisplatin/Vineralbine 5 sessions ...

Rapid heart beat/high pulse Anyone else?

  • By SHARON0803 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Evening All, Question please - I had 35 radiations, 7 weekly chemo's and two tri-weekly chemo's. Last chemo was 4/2/14 and last radiation was 3/3/14. Lately I am having rapid heart beat and my pulse is ...


  • By amckane · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • Curious where stage4survivor is. He always gave me an honest opinion ...

CT scan clear, pneumonitis/atelectasis/bronchiestasis

  • By Cattail · New reply April 5, 2014
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  • Now what happens. I have developed a cough over the past month, dry hack. CT scan shows no new or progressive EOD. But they radiologist used the word "extensive" to describe the pneumonitis/atelectasis/bronchiestasis ...

Diet to limit side effects of chemo

  • By kazzole · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I wonder if anyone out there has succeeded in following a diet that can break the infernal circle of diarrhea and constipation that follows chemo, particularly chemo consisting of cisplatin, taxol and ...

Silver linings.

  • By Shellssss · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • I haven't been around for a couple of weeks. I was out of town with my husband and his family. His father had a massive stroke and passed away eleven days later. A week later my mother passed. I will ...


  • By amckane · New reply April 2, 2014
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  • Its been sometime since I have posted and I apologize. My dad is stage 3/4 squamous NSLC. He was diagnosed on 11/17/11 and has had chemo (carbo/taxol) and radiation the first year and it helped and then ...

Joe earned his wings

  • By Catrina · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Friday 14 March 2014 at 11:00 pm my husband earned his wings after a 7 month battle Thank you to all for the advice & compassion you have shown May God bless & guide you thru this life. My heart went ...

Allergic to criznotinib

  • By Luckygirl1 · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Anybody have the Ali mutation but allergic to the medicine ...

Worried and Confused

  • By tablesrturned · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Okay, so after more than 4 months of CarboPlatinum and Alimta, my tumor has grown. Originally the tumor measured 6.9X7.3 and it is now 6.8X7.8 CM. So this is not working, obviously. My chances for having ...

Inoperable lung cancer....a story of survival

  • By Ardnaxela · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • Hi Inspire Friends, and especially all those newbies out there. I was right where you were 13 months ago, when i used to spend hours on here, searching for stories of people who had survived lung cancer ...

Its happening way too fast!

  • By 1987realtor · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My mother in law was diagnosed between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2013 with stage 3 nsclc. She tested positive for the genotrif pill, but had very bad reactions to it. Then the DR put her on Tarceva ...
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