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  1. Kooper59

    Hurry up and wait

    Hi folks, I apologize for the delay getting back to you. The good news is that the nodule turned out to be benign. Dr. Robinson from Moffitt Cancer Center told me that there was a very high likelihood that if a biopsy were to be performed my lung would collapse. He went on to explain that due to the severity of my condition it would be a life threatening event if this were to happen. He recommended that the nodule be monitored with further CT studies. In December of 2019 another CT study was performed which revealed no further growth of the nodule. Another PET/CT study was perfor
    4 points
  2. Lovemydad- I understand your concern. My mom was initially diagnosed with Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), stage 3a over 5 years ago. She was supposed to just have surgery, a bit of follow-up chemo and move on. Surgery didn't go as expected, they found a much more involved tumor than expected and was unable to remove all of the cancer. So my mom then moved onto radiation and chemo. She did fine. 1.5 years after initial diagnoses, lung cancer was found again and she spent 6 months on chemo and an immunotherapy and then went on to immunotherapy only for about 1 year. This time, sh
    3 points
  3. Hi Matt, As you've already heard; surgery is a great part of the lung cancer arsenal. Since she is going to be going through two surgeries you may want to read up on some tips and tricks you can use to help her before, during the hospital stay and at home recovering. You can find those here. In the meantime please keep us updated and ask any questions that you want. As you can see there are plenty of folks here with broad experience. Lou
    3 points
  4. Thank you, all wonderful survivors! Next week we have a lot of test: biopsy, brain scan, bone scan. I will update you when its all completed. I hope he has many months to live as he is already talking about medically assisted death and its breaks my heart and scares me to the core.
    3 points
  5. Hi and welcome. I am very surprised that the pulmonologist thinks it is cancer just from looking at a CT scan. As Lexi said, for now your best bet is to wait for the PT and biopsy results to find out. Waiting is difficult but there are no alternatives to the tests even if someone had the same experience with Covid-19.
    2 points
  6. TeamBurke

    Hello from a newbie

    Hi, I'm Kristina and new to this site and forums in general. So here goes... My 47 year old husband Jim, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer (NSCLC, EGFR+) this August. It was an absolute shock to us as I've only seen my husband sick once in the 22 years we've been together. It was also a shock as I've been battling breast cancer since October of 2019 and we could hardly believe or accept his diagnosis on top of mine and dealing with the pandemic! With that said Jim has started Tagrisso, a targeted therapy and is responding really well. We are within walking distance to one of t
    2 points
  7. LouT

    Pancoast cancer

    Heather, Welcome to our club and sorry you need to be here. As you've already heard there are more treatments added for Lung Cancer in the past 5 years than in the previous 20 so your husband can have a good chance of overcoming this disease. Surely you'll be hearing from others soon with even longer periods of NED (No Evidence of Disease) since their diagnosis, but in May of this year I will be two years out from my LC (lung cancer) diagnosis and surgery. So, stay strong and let us help you by sharing our experiences. Lou
    2 points
  8. Well, that's an option that's nice to have, but hopefully one he won't need to consider for a very long time to come. Do keep us posted and best of luck to both of you!
    2 points
  9. G.A.M.

    Arthritis?

    @LexieCat, I have an appt with my PCP in two weeks. I'll bring it up with her. Thanks. Best, Glenn
    1 point
  10. LexieCat

    Arthritis?

    I dunno, Glenn, but I'm having terrible leg/hip pain this past week or so. I've been thinking it might be due to the Zometa I get once every three months with my infusion. It's for my one bone met (as well as my osteoporosis). I do have arthritis in my other hip, but the medication (meloxicam) that I take for that doesn't seem to help this. My oncology NP recommended I see my PCP for this. The PCP is ordering an MRI, which hopefully will show what's going on. Have you brought this up with your doctors? I'm not trying to be scary/ominous--we are at that age for plain ol' arthri
    1 point
  11. LouT

    Hello from a newbie

    This is a hard disease (as so many are) to come to terms with. In the beginning I didn't want to think about it, but meanwhile it was all I thought about and it consumed me. Thank God I found this forum. I learned to stay away from Dr. Google and speak to people with firsthand experience. Once your husband is ready we'll make sure he feels welcome and safe here. We're neither doctors nor counselors, but real people who have or are living with this disease, some of us for close many years. But, he's lucky that his partner is her on his behalf and that's a good thing. Lou
    1 point
  12. I had a pulmonary nodule identified incidentally on my lower right lobe that started out at 14mm x 5mm x 6mm. In two months in grew to 14mm x 14mm. Another nodule was also found that was 5mm x 10mm. On the next scan three months later it shrunk to 11mm x 7mm x 13mm and there was only one nodule. On a scan seven months after that it was down to 8mm x 5mm. Five months after that there was no change. Fast forward to 11 months later and I had a cardiac CT where a 20mm nodule in the same spot was picked up. Waiting for a pulmonology consult but is it possible this is cancer after shrinking a
    1 point
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