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Susan Cornett

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  1. Good morning, Kathy. Treatment choice is a very personal choice; you have to decide what's best for you and your situation. I decided to treat mine as aggressively as possible. I'm an only child with a father fighting lymphoma; I figured my mom has enough on her plate! I had a lobectomy in February 2016; cancer had also spread to seven of 10 lymph nodes they removed. I followed surgery with four rounds of cisplatin/alimta (pemexetred). I had chemo on Fridays and generally felt good until Sunday (when chemo steroids wore off). Monday and Tuesday were rough but by Wednesday, I was turning the corner. I had three weeks between treatments. This is not to say that I didn't have side effects; I did. I had a recurrence earlier this year and had additional chemo (carboplatin and taxol) and radiation. This round of treatment was much more challenging. Again, I wanted to be as aggressive as possible. In fact, I've told my oncologist to do whatever it takes. I had my last radiation in May and my last chemo in July and I'm almost back to my old self. As for statistics, don't bother looking at them. There are many, many wonderful people on this forum who, according to statistics, should be dead years ago. Statistics are just numbers that don't account for your age, your overall health, etc. Keep us posted on your progress.
  2. Hi I'm new here

    This is the perfect place to vent. We understand. Is your dad receiving any palliative (not hospice) care to alleviate pain and discomfort from his cancers? If it is available in your dad's area, you might check into it. It could give you some peace of mind. Hang in there and keep us posted.
  3. Mucinous Adenocarcinoma in Non-Smoker

    Hi, Roz. I had a lobectomy of my upper left lung and followed it with four rounds of cisplatin and pemexetred. The cancer had spread to my lymph nodes, but was not in the other lung. I have just plain adenocarcinoma, so I'm not sure I have much to offer you as far as experience. However, I'm sure there are others on this forum who can provide some insight.