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Omental caking/ascites NSCLC stage 4

  • By Jane1018 · Posted 4:25 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 0 replies
  • My father is going to have one year anniversary since diagnosed next month. He is currently on maintenance chemo-Alimta. This has proven to stabilize any growth. However, since started on Alimta, approx ...

Targeted Investigational Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Multiple Cance



  • By raisin1957 · Posted 2:56 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III · 1 reply
  • Today i received my results from my ct scan. My GP told me that the 3 enlarged lymph nodes, one under my arm, 1 above my collarbone and one in my neck have come back as cancer. I had my right lung removed ...

Lung Nodule

  • By Maddie1993 · Posted 1:00 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • What are the chances of a lung nodule 3 centimeters in size being lung caner with a biospy and having had a pet scan where this nodule didn't light up whatsoever ...

Blood Markers Up. How much time do I have?

  • By Varya · Posted 12:26 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • After about 6 months on Tarceva my blood markers have begun to show a progression. Onc thinks that's it's all up for me; in fact I'm already in home hospice (on my request). How high do these markers ...

Celebrating a Miracle

  • By Mother-in-law · Posted 12:10 pm
  • Discussion in Good news · 13 replies
  • Emily had just turned 28 when she was diagnosed with stage IV NSCLC, poorly differentiated, metastasized to pleura, diaphragm and mediastinum, with no identifiable genetic mutations. Today she is 30 ...

Needs input about side effects of Afatinib

  • By Tstephen · Posted 11:20 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • Hi! I started Afatinib today after being a Tarceva resistant. So worried of the side effects. Anyone taking Afatinib or took Afatinib, please let me know the side effects you experienced. Thanks so much ...

pleural catheter keeps getting clogged

  • By TUDRYN137 · Posted 9:53 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 3 replies
  • My husbands pleural catheter keeps getting clogged. He went in last week and they put in a solution to unclog it. Now it seems clogged again? Anyone have this problem? Before we thought the fluid was ...

Problems with maintenance

  • By Trish1941 · Posted 8:28 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 4 replies
  • I was expecting my Alimta maintenance to stop because my blood pressure has been very high ( can't think what caused that ) I have a very caring onc and she has reduced the steroids. I had put on weight ...

cannabis helpful?

  • By Kycancerkiller · Posted 8:19 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III · 14 replies
  • 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 ...

Scientists pinpoint protein that could improve small cell lung cancer thera

  • By bandan · Posted 8:13 am
  • Journal · 2 replies
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Chest pain after surgery

  • By Julielower · Posted 5:03 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III · 5 replies
  • 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 ...

New drug trial MET Amplification LY2765358

  • By SusansFight · Posted 12:35 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 5 replies
  • I'm about to start a new drug trial for MET amplification. It's a Lilly drug- LY2765358. I was wondering if anyone else is going on it!... Thanks, Susan ...

God called her home

  • By Ellasdaughter · Posted yesterday at 10:22 pm
  • Discussion in Family members and caregivers · 26 replies
  • It is with both sadness and a happy heart that I share with you that my mother Ella Dupre has gone home to be with the Lord. He came and took her at 4:30pm today. She had a beautiful smile on her face ...

Third Line Treatment

  • By wallzworld · Posted yesterday at 5:12 pm
  • Discussion in Small cell lung cancer - Limited · 2 replies
  • Husband Rick was diagnosed with limited SCLC in July 2011. Since then he's been in remission twice but docs think one of the tumors (there were three) is growing again. Pet scans are Friday, April 25 ...

Extremely bad cough

  • By Jenny8022 · Posted yesterday at 4:58 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage II · 4 replies
  • I have had a cough for a number of weeks now. About a month ago I went to see the doctor - she gave me Amoxicillin but the cough remained. Since 5 days ago the cough has worsened. Went to see another ...

test which predicts survival

  • By needinghelp · Posted yesterday at 4:39 pm
  • Discussion in Lung cancer in the news · 9 replies
  • Life Technologies has a test which accurately predicts survival of early stage lung cancer patients. Does anybody know how to obtain this test ...

Bone Mets to Lumbar Spine - Radiation

  • By bchbabe26 · Posted yesterday at 4:09 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 5 replies
  • Not ready to wave the white flag yet, but really!!! I'm usually pretty optimistic about things, but the news today really sucks. Barry had an MRI last night - Thoracic (he has 2 tumors already), and Lumbar ...

FYI Cannabinoids

  • By cards7up · Posted yesterday at 3:54 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 5 replies
  • I'm reading a mystery novel, which are my favs. One of the main characters has MS and recently started using a prescription drug to help with neuropathic pain that came from a friend's friend in Canada ...

Amrubicin and Cisplatin Inferior to Irinotecan Regimen for Small-Cell Lung

  • By bandan · Posted yesterday at 3:48 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
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