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Jay*

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    North York
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    Ontario
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    Canada
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  1. Thank you Kristen. I'm not actually sure if my friend had bio marker testing done, but I'm assuming he did because he also consulted with one of the top Oncologists in Canada. He's the kind of guy that drives the medical community crazy with questions! He's not a passive patient; he challenges them! My friend chose to forgo chemotherapy/radiation because the doctors weren't able to allay his concerns regarding liver failure given his situation. Add the low survival rate they gave him, it just didn't make sense to him. I actually can't say I disagree with his decision. My friend is an air
  2. Hello Tom.  Yes, my friend's situation is very sad. I purchased your book, Scanziety recently because I want to learn as much as I can to help my friend. Even though your experience is different,  it still was of great value because of all the great insight you share that is beneficial to someone in his situation from a psychological, emotional, and spiritual level. You give people hope and support a fighting spirit, and that is what my friend needs right now. It's giving him a sense of peace within his turmoil.  It's one day at a time, and he is staying the course!  Blessings to you and keep up the good work! 

  3. Hello Curt. You're right about the surgery not being offered to all who are stage 3B. I believe what happened was that my friend negotiated that they check his lymph nodes first, and if they were affected, then to go in and remove the mass from his lung. There was resistance from the doctors initially as it wasn't part of their protocol, but eventually he got the doctors to agree to this, and yes, targeted radiation wasn't an option either. It's so very sad, I know, for all who are diagnosed with this terrible disease, but I am so saddened that my friend, has all these obstacle against him.
  4. I have spoken with my friend and have more information. He has been diagnosed, on July 31, 2019 with adenocarcinoma lung cancer, stage 3b, (non-smoker).) He had surgery to remove the cancer mass from his lung and he received clear margins, but, five of his lymph nodes were affected. My friend's situation is unique in the sense that he was born with "Situs inversus" meaning his organs are a mirror image of ours, it is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions. Because of this, he chose not to undergo radiation therapy as doc
  5. Thanks so much for responding. It's a sad situation all around, but when options are limited like this, right from the diagnosis; more so. I will definitely speak to him about targeted radiation therapy. I seem to recall his telling me that radiation therapy would touch his heart due to the location of the mass... (?) and for some reason this posed a problem for him. I am going to get clarification from him. I will also mention getting other opinions. Thanks again for your time, I'm very grateful.
  6. Hello. I am new to this forum. I don't know if I placed this question in the appropriate location. I have a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer that was also found in his lymph nodes. He is unable to receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other drugs because he has liver issues. Apparently, when he was young, antibiotics caused serious liver damage. His options are limited. Naturally, he & his wife are afraid. He is trying to be positive & eating healthy. He's also receiving vitamin C shots. He's never smoked, married with a young daughter. Any advice
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