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I ended up at an after-hours clinic. After a CT scan, an ER doctor with great bedside manner bluntly said that it looked like cancer and good luck! I ended up staying in the hospital for two weeks for a series of CT scans, draining two liters of fluid from my left chest cavity that had shown in the x-raychest tube, biopsy, diagnosis, port placement and hefty doses of morphine. Two weeks earlier, I had been running up a hill in San Francisco.
On December 22,my chest tube was removed and I started chemo, the day before my 31st birthday. I spent my birthday vomiting from chemo nausea and lying in bed. People with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lung usually have smoked for 30 years, worked Uk dating scams pictures of shingles a factory or been exposed to certain chemicals.
However, I was a year-old non-smoking female, who ate well and exercised. Did I happen to get this mutation of my lung cells due to some sort of damage? Was it pneumonia scarring as a kid, pollution or something I consumed? No one will ever be able to tell me. Luckily, because I was otherwise so healthy and young, I had a lot of fight and responded well to chemo. I had a few chemo treatments and the main tumor responded, shrinking, leaving a hollow cystic shell, but then chemo stopped working.
If I had this disease 10 years ago,
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A powerful, yet not unfamiliar story. My boyfriend Nick died June 22, from a blood clot — Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma spread to his spine and compressed his nerves, leaving him unable to walk, even after emergency surgery. He was in physiotherapy to learn to walk again, but never got the chance. He made it through 2 rounds of chemo, which were showing promise towards remission. He was originally told that his shoulder pain was probably a pulled muscle, at one point an MRI even made it looked like a slipped disc.
But after waking one day to no longer be able to move his legs, a CT scan finally showed 2 tumors. One in the lung, one on the spine. He was 27 years old, and a non-smoker.
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Now doctor has adviced for chemotherapy and further said that they will try targeted therapy. I am hoping for best now….
Thank you for sharing a very candid view of what you have been through and what you think about the present. It was a metastized recurrence from his GE cancer 3 years ago that saw him get his entire stomach removed.
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However, he seems to be a little better than what he was a few months ago…but you never know. I have stopped having any kind of expectations and am taking things as they come by. However, we have and are giving him the best possible medication and support at home.
This is what satisfies us. I am hoping and am very positive Uk dating scams pictures of shingles he will be alright…but as i said, expectiations are the last things i do. I wish my fate will be like u.
They just started me with Tarceva as my first line of treatment a week ago. I hope I get a good response like you and be one of those 2 percent that will be cancer free. My ex husband is now 69 as of October He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with metastasis to the brain which is where they found it and how he was diagnosed. Miracles do happen because that was the end of February He had brain surgery as soon as he "Uk dating scams pictures of shingles" diagnosed.
He had radiation on frontal lobe and small area on lung. Fortunately, the cancer has not spread and he has been on maintenance chemo Alimta for past two years. He is having trouble in the back spine-neck area and we are praying that is not anything cancerous.
Thanks to all those stories of strength and survival. They have the power to support those who are now engaged in their battles as well as confirm successes, however they are measured. In late I started having pain in my back, shoulder and arm.
I went to the doctor believing that it was either pneumonia or cancer. I was a pack-a-day smoker and had been for decades. I tried Physical Therapy, massages and kept increasing the powerful pain meds.
That doctor said — that is nerve pain. He sent me for another MRI that afternoon. Two days later I met with a doctor who read the scan. He told me that I had a large tumor at the top of my right lung — called an apical tumor or Pancoast tumor.
The tumor was so high up that it was missed on most scans. It had grown into the cluster of nerves called the Brachial Plexus, causing excruciating pain. Within a week I had begun simultaneous chemo and radiation — for 5 weeks.
The pain was being managed by the Palliative Care folks at the hospital. They did a great job. The tumor which had begun as the size of a large apple was shrunken to the size of a large prune.