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  1. Hi Marie, good you went to the ER! I hope your husband will consider looking for another doctor rather than giving up on treatment. I don't think the kind of failure to respond that you've experienced is characteristic of oncologists. Let us know how things are going.
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  2. I hope your husband feels better and recoups from the respiratory virus. You can always ask to change up some of the chemo drugs. I had a successful lobectomy and wedge resection and then started chemo about 4 weeks after surgery. While I think the lung healing has stalled a bit (the surgeon said it would). I did read through the drugs the doctor recommended. Instead of Cisplatin (his first recommendation) I went with Carboplatin as it has less side effects and is not as wicked as the Cisplatin. Yes, I have had some fatigue but overall I had no problem with the Carboplatin. Also had Taxo
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  3. From the article, “We are pleased to offer this Tecentriq-based combination as a new treatment option that can provide a clinically meaningful survival benefit for people with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development. 'Today’s approval offers another opportunity to help prolong the lives of people with this type of the disease'.” You can read the full story here: https://www.gene.com/media/press-releases/14827/2019-12-03/fda-approves-genentechs-tecentriq-plus-c
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  4. Hope he his feeling better soon and you can both enjoy the holidays together!
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  5. Susan Cornett


    Bagley, I had chemo as my first line treatment, and chemo/radiation for my first recurrence. What are your chemo drugs? I highly recommend this site for information about the drugs and potential side effects. Chemo was not fun, but it is light years better than it was 10 years ago. Your medical team should also be able to manage your side effects.
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  6. DFK


    Hi Kate, So sorry to read of your frustrations and having a very rough time of it. I wish I had a magic wand to alleviate you just for one day of this nightmare you have been going thru. Unfortunately, magical thinking doesn't make the harsh reality of what you are facing go away, nor make it any easier for you. But IF I had a magic wand, I would wave it over you now and say, "Be gone misery, allow Kate a moment of peace to get her bearings back, to feel uncompromised and nurtured on her journey." I don't think there's a person here that cannot understand and feel your pain. Like ot
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  7. BridgetO

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I'm thankful to be alive, to be NED on 3 primary cancers, and to have a good quality of life.
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