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Thanks Tom. I've been a reasonably active member in a colorectal cancer forum. I'm talking there about treatments and such (as much as one can when one has very little information). I may poke around here for information about lobectomies, etc, if it comes to that. Thanks for the support! I genuinely appreciate the welcome and knowledge I've received here.
i have just found out that melanoma has returned. I had done extensive immunotherapy, and thought I had kicked it to the curb this last time. But alas it is not so.
Do any of you know how having two cancer works? Do you treat both at the same time?
I'm for a vats lobectomy a week from Monday, so I'll know more about my LC staging then. I just know I've had this mystery meat now named Larry the lung tumor for awhile, so I'm not optimistic that I'll turn out to be stage 1, but then I'm getting ahead of myself.
any thoughts on two cancers? I know it's not that uncommon..
SBRT as I know it was once confined to small intact tumors and in my case a single tumor in the lung.
I've been reading about doctors who are now using SBRT for multiple tumors and in multiple locations in proximity -- say 2 tumors, 1 in each lung. That means as a treatment for stage IV LC. Most of my reading has been papers in the journal of oncology and NIH literature.
I'm not sure SBRT under those circumstances is considered a standard of care, yet. But it looks like things are moving that way and if that is the case, and you are in the study population, then SBRT worked for me.
I thing I sent you some citations a while ago. Can't do links with a cell phone.
Anyone else know about SBRT use on stage IV LC?
Stay the course.