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Hi, my name is Mary and I have stage 4 BAC Adenocarcinoma which is a rare type of lung cancer. I was told only 3% of the population suffer from this. In June of 2015 I had my middle lobe right lung removed. At the time the cancer center I was going to said it was Stage A 1 and I didn't need any chemo or radiation . I had a weird feeling and went to one of the top hospitals in Phoenix. They put me through all kinds of tests and afterwards I was told the original diagnose was wrong ( NSC adenocarcinoma ). That's when I was told it was BAC Adenocarcinoma stage 4 since it reoccurred . It is not from smoking, and it is a recurring type of cancer. I went through Proton Beam radiation , and now chemo. Already I have another nodule on my lung. I am looking forward to meeting others going through this.
I've had a lot of delays of scheduled infusions, never for kidney problems, but for low red and white cell counts. My infusions were every three weeks and I once skipped two infusion cycles. My doc told me that the two-cycle delay should not adversely affect my treatment. I was declared NED after the infusion course was complete so the delay likely had no effect on my treatment.
I don't know enough about kidney function and chemotherapy to give you insight. So, I wouldn't know about a wall.
Relying on old labs during a consultation seems odd. That never happened to me. It might be a problem with the practice administration not loading the labs into the medical record. Most records are computerized these days and one would think information technology would solve a problem like chronological ordering of labs.
I agree with FLgirl in drinking water. That was something my chemo nurse told me - drinking lots of water 2 or 3 days prior to the infusion. I am not sure I can remember the reason but I did consume lots of water.
Stay the course.