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    Ray, Welcome here. Your surgical experience was like mine but worse. My thoracic surgeon was more like a plumber chasing all my leaks and so I know of what you speak. The thing to do is recover your strength. Enrollment in rehab tells me your medical team believes you can improve your physical condition and therefore life style. Life after lung cancer is all about living and rehab makes more living available. So cooperate and graduate. Very nice to hear from you again. Stay the course. Tom
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    this is a good update to read. I'm so glad that you are alive and life WILL be continued.... best hopes for your pain management and swift recovery! Keep posting. We continue to be here for you!
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    hello again. its been awile.so a little recap. my name is raymond johnson and i had my first biopsy on 1 april 2017 and diagnosis with non small cell squamous lung cancer. due to local medical delays, i finally went to memorial sloan kettering for treatment. i was given tencentriq for pre surgery treatment. then surgery was delayed twice due to electrolytes unbalance. on 1 aug 2017 i had my surgery. my right lung was removed with clean margins. no cancer cells left behind. but. my surgeon said i had a very massive muscular vascular chest wall, which made it hard to close. so, after 5 chest surgeries to fix the many air and blood leaks, 2 cardiac arrests, 2 strokes/tia, pneumothorax, compartment syndrome , massive electrolyte imbalance, i survived. i am alive. i have pain from the surgeries, going to rehab 3 times a week and my local doc is taking over in managing my synthroid meds. but i am alive... to be continued...... peace and love to all
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  7. Here is the weekly clip report: Medscape “Novel Tool Identifies Palliative Care Needs Early in Cancer” http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/885470 Reuters “Cancer Immunotherapy Proves Itself in Earlier-Stage Disease” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cancer-immunotherapy/cancer-immunotherapy-proves-itself-in-earlier-stage-disease-idUSKCN1BM10R Cancer Therapy Advisor “Liquid Biopsies Are Highly Sensitive for Actionable Mutations in Solid Tumors” http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/esmo-2017/solid-tumors-liquid-biopsies-highly-sensitive-actionable-mutations/article/687937/ USA Today “Larry King Reveals He Had Stage 1 Lung Cancer, Credits Routine Chest X-Ray for Early Catch” https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/09/13/larry-king-reveals-he-had-surgery-remove-tumor-his-lung/661782001/ Medical Xpress “Researchers Identify Possible New Target in Fight Against Lung Cancer” https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-lung-cancer.html KFYR-TV “CDC Study Shows Cancer Incidence Lower in Rural Areas, Death Rates Higher” http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/CDC-study-shows-cancer-incidence-lower-in-rural-areas-death-rates-higher-444274323.html U.S. News & World Report “Does Radon Exposure Cause Lung Cancer?” http://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-09-14/does-radon-exposure-cause-lung-cancer The Economist “Understanding Cancer’s Unruly Origins Helps Early Diagnosis” https://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21728778-and-early-diagnosis-saves-lives-understanding-cancers-unruly-origins-helps-early-0 The Economist “Today’s Anti-Cancer Tools Are Ever Better Wielded” https://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21728780-they-are-sharper-too-todays-anti-cancer-tools-are-ever-better-wielded WJZ-TV (CBS Baltimore) “Orioles to Host LUNGevity 5K Walk in Honor of Employee Who Died of Lung Cancer” http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/09/14/orioles-to-host-lungevity-5k-walk-in-honor-of-employee-who-died-of-lung-cancer/ Healio “More Support Needed to Minimize Attrition in Community-Based Lung Cancer Screening Programs” https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/lung-cancer/news/online/{7902963c-bcd0-4169-8a8b-ce199dc6e1f0}/more-support-needed-to-minimize-attrition-in-community-based-lung-cancer-screening-programs Healio “Immunotherapy May Enhance Radiotherapy Benefit for Lung Cancer” https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/lung-cancer/news/online/{a635628c-be09-4d68-ac13-ff6c8656dc4a}/immunotherapy-may-enhance-radiotherapy-benefit-for-lung-cancer
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