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Maintenance Chemo

red17
  • By red17 · Posted November 26, 2012
  • In Lung Cancer Survivors · 21 replies
  • Does anyone know why my mom would have more problems since they changed her to maintenance chemo? She was on a regimen of carbo/alimta and had few problems, just the normal side effects. When the cancer ...

Chemo scares me

red17
  • By red17 · Posted April 14, 2012
  • In Lung Cancer Survivors · 4 replies
  • My mom completed the radiation to her spine and femur for her bone mets and it seems to be doing its job of providing pain relief. MRIs were done last week, which show that the cancer is not in her spinal ...

Too much Fentanyl?

red17
  • By red17 · Posted April 6, 2012
  • In Lung Cancer Survivors · 5 replies
  • The doctor raised the dose of my mom's fentanyl patch from 50 to 75 mcg/hour. Does anyone have any experience with this high of a dose? It seems like too much but I don't want her to be in pain either ...

Survival Stories

red17
  • By red17 · Posted April 1, 2012
  • In Lung Cancer Survivors · 13 replies
  • My mom was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and bone metastasis to her spine, pelvis, and femur. She started radiation last week and our first appointment with the medical oncologist is this Tuesday ...

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