What, me worry?

Support for those concerned with upcoming scans, pain management, medication response, family issues.


Reaching My Limit

  • By Cynthia8265 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 47 replies
  • Well, that time we all dread has arrived for me once again. SCAN TIME. 48 hours to go. I have tortured my poor husband, who circles me constantly looking forlorn and helpless when I have another emotional ...

Surgery in AM

  • By Denzie · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 51 replies
  • There must be a shortage of people having surgery in my area as there have been only two weeks between my asking my PCP for a referral to a surgeon to repair my incisional hernia and the actual surgery ...

"It's not all Wine and Roses"

  • By C-in-Oz · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Kerrie from the Australian Lung Foundation recently had the pleasure of speaking to Holly Kerr Forsyth, a well established writer, photographer, traveler and gardener who is living with lung cancer. Holly ...

Happy St. Paddy's

  • By Denzie · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My great nephew and I out celebrating at lunch today. Our first selfie! Remember to enjoy the lighter side of life ...

More questions ,even after a year.

  • By Skyesevens · New reply March 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • This may be a strange question. I was looking over some papers I found which told of the sizes of my nodules and even though the big one was 3.25 cm it had an attached nodule at either end , they were ...

Concerned.. help!

  • By Lonnie6 · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • I went in for a CT of abdomen in Dec. 2013... Which incidentally showed a small nodule on lower left lung. My Dr then ordered a full chest CT...it confirmed a nodule 1.8cm A previous CT (2 years prior ...

Going back to work... X

  • By Denzie · New reply March 14, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • ......has some good moments but sometimes, not so much ...

We don't always need to be "positive"

  • By Christine32 · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 30 replies
  • Since they allow sharing/copying, I am sharing this excerpt from the 2/21/13 Lynne Eldridge MD newsletter on 10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Lung Cancer, which deals with staying "strong" or "positive ...

I think my older posts are better than my new ones

  • By peyz33 · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Courage in words...again I posted this way back in August of 2008, I had just finished my chemo and was standing in the room wondering what I was supposed tro do now that the tests, surgery, chemo etc ...

To much sadness over fraud time PARTY BUS

  • By Kevinpm · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 127 replies
  • There is so much sadness over the Alta saga. That I think it is time for a PARTY BUS. The tires have been fixed after the last group kidnapped a bunch of male movie stars and the police had to use speed ...

I met Barb450 and plan to do it again

  • By peyz33 · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Seems we both go to Dr C at NYU. The day I had my PET she had her chemo. Was sat and chatted and it felt really good to meet a fellow member. That instant connection felt because of this site. So let's ...

New Dilemna-Heart-UPDATE!!!

  • By cards7up · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 91 replies
  • UPDATE: Test is over! YEAH! It went fine. I had the racy heartbeat and a little nausea, but got through it ok. My BP didn't go up that much. Started at 148/80, then 150/82, then back down to 146/80. Won't ...


  • By Pam0331 · Posted February 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I coughed up some blood in December 2013 due to acute bronchitis. I was given antibiotic treatment, and it went away. Last week, I had a viral infection that progressed into sinusitis. I coughed up blood ...

ChaCha needs support

  • By phoenixmom · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • ChaCha (Charlotte) is in the Phoenix Lung Cancer support group that meets for lunch every month. She has quickly become a friend of mine. She just found out after latest PET that she has had a recurrence ...

lung biopsy

  • By debrabla · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I had pet scan. It showed highly suspicion nodule. Has seen pulmonologist. Called me saying I will have to either have ct guided biopsy or bronchoscopy. I should know soon as to which one I will be having ...

first symptom

  • By jane_doe · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have been experiencing shortness of breath and fatigue. Excess sticky mucus in my throat. I also suffer from anemia and GERD. The shortness of breath has me worried. But I have no cough or bloody phlegm ...

22 and scared

  • By jade78 · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Around December I started losing weight (about ten pounds) getting arthritic pains in many of my joints, having muscle weakness, and having shortness of breath. My doctor ran some basic blood tests which ...

Sometimes I feel like a big baby!

  • By eustacrae · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Back pain. I have never had it. If so it was always brief. I have had this back pain now for over a week. Recently a friend was diagnosed with spine mets from her breast cancer. My pain is not bad. Kind ...

Elevated Calcium levels

  • By Attootsie · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi everyone! I have a question. It's about my sister. She had Lung Cancer almost two years before me. Hers was in the airway between both lungs. The Surgeon used a procedure of snaring the tumor. She ...

On the 1st of this month...

  • By denm · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Today I have lit my candle in memory, in hope, and in thanks. I'm still lonely without a few of our friends, am praying endlessly for more, and giving thanks for all the good news we've had to share ...
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