My Journey

  • By ceilann · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Back in 2010 I had pneumonia. Right around Christmas 2013 I felt the same way except I didn't have a fever this time. On December 31, 2013 I went to my doctor who sent me for a chest x ray. She called ...

Preop PET Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery

  • By bandan · Posted March 18, 2014
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Late Chemo at Odds With Patient Wishes?

  • By bandan · Posted March 18, 2014
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Intelligent 'iKnife' diagnoses cancer midsurgery

  • By bandan · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • By mariaangel33 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • watched both of Sanjay Guptas documentaries. I am a full believer in the medicinal qualities of marijuana. I have been researching for years, even before I got lung cancer. The CBD's should be high for ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

So Greatful to have found Inspire

  • By Shellz · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Hello Inspire neighborhood.... As my title says I am so glad I found this site. I have spent some time looking at the information here and reading all the stories of everyone. It has been very comforting ...

march 17, update

  • By bobbyr64 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Hi all I've had PET/CT, brain MRI, PFT, and fine/core needle biopsy. I feel the results are optimistic. Btw: have a brother who is a cardiologist. He is not my GP, but has my results, and...his first ...


  • By zaci · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • I was diagnosed last October with stage 4 lung cancer. A PET scan fish owed it had metastasised to the bones including C1/2 at top of spine and adrenal glands plus lymph nodes. I've had 6 lots of gemsin ...

Pain related to cancer treatments and diagnostic

  • By bandan · Posted March 17, 2014
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Soda Bread for the Irish and non-Irish: a reminder

  • By Lovelife8 · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • We are not Irish, but we continue to be amazed by sharing. Below is a picture of Irish soda bread we ordered from our Village Bakery. We had never tried it (sort of like LC)! Definitely - not sweet but ...

Brain MRI was clean!

  • By Lil-lytnin · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • I had my first brain MRI on Friday, and I finally got the news today that it was all clear! As a side note, having a metal joint replacement does NOT mean you cannot have an MRI. Up until this point in ...

Body Image

  • By nancymcc7 · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Well, I know it has been some weeks since I posted here. I have been keeping myself pretty busy (but not too busy). I make sure I get some rest after a spurt of intense activity. I think I am learning ...

3 month xray & all looks good

  • By happy68 · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Hi, had my 3 month chest xray after my upper right lobectomy. .All was good, I was nervous which I guess is normal. My next xray will be CT scan at 6 months; 3months after a chest xray. then next 3 months ...

Newly diagnosed

  • By Sheila3154 · Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Hi, I just found out I have adenocarcinoma of right lung. As for investigations I have had 2CT scans, 2 biopsies (one of the 3 .8 cm tumour and a second of nodes). No staging and no treatment plan as ...

Lung Cancer Spreading ?

  • By DonnyJB · Posted March 16, 2014
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  • Hi all My wife had a lobectomy 30 months ago and the cancer returned with spots in her pelvis and rib 8 months ago and she has been on Gefetinib since. A couple of weeks ago she developed a DVT which ...

the cancer is back

  • By Runi · Posted March 15, 2014
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  • My mother in law has sclc ext, and for the second time it has returned. It has spread several places, but the most dangerous is the main tumor, who is pressing her vena cava superior, causing svc syndrome ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

  • By John2 · Posted March 14, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Life is so precious

  • By phoenixmom · Posted March 14, 2014
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  • I know I am stating the obvious about life being precious but with my dear friend Monica's passing last Saturday I felt the ground beneath me push away for a few minutes. I have been reflecting all week ...

Day 1 Post Treatment Chem Day #4 (Final)

  • By Trishyff · Posted March 14, 2014
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  • It's one day after my "FINAL" chemo treatment and I am feeling pretty good. I got to see my ONC yesterday and he was very optimistic with everything. My blood work was perfect , he gave me the OKAY to ...
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