Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III

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


eye problems

  • By Faithandme · New reply yesterday at 2:54 pm
  • 3 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
  • 6 replies
  • 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 ...

CT Results today.. not great.. New Chemo

  • By HeliEye · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 94 replies
  • 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 ...


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

CT scan clear, pneumonitis/atelectasis/bronchiestasis

  • By Cattail · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • 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
  • 13 replies
  • 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
  • 3 replies
  • 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 ...

Allergic to xalkori

  • By Luckygirl1 · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Has anyone here developed an allergy to xalkori? My mother just learned she has the alk mutation on her first day if chemo and radiation. We stopped the radiation and chemo and one week later we started ...

small bumps

  • By crayhill · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • my wife is being treated for NSCLC with Mets. she has completed 33 radiation and 5 of 6 chemo treatments and is starting on alimta next week. She recently noticed some tender small bumps under the skin ...

Mk- 3475

  • By PGullion · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Is anyone on this trial drug? If so what amount are you taking? And how are you feeling? We find out if my husband qualifies for the trial on the 20th. He was told it would be one of the following 2mg,10mg ...

I feel my mom is getting worse.

  • By MrsMonty · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hi, I am new here and happened upon this site while searching for my mom's symptoms. My mom was diagnosed with NSCLC Stage IIIB inooperable. She completed her Chemo and radiation about 6 months ago. For ...

What is the difference between squamous and adecarcinom lung cancer? Is one

  • By Barb450 · New reply March 21, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • I'm so confused Is one better then the other to have ...

Gemzar Treatment Anyone?

  • By charlieboy22 · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hi: My husband has NSCLC. He was first diagnosed in 2008 as a stage 1. Had a section of his lung removed and nothing else was done. Two years later the cancer returned. He had a nodule in the same lobe ...
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