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Hello my name is Kelly Bayne, and my mother who is 81 years old was diagnosed with stage 3A non small cell lung cancer on July 12, 2018. She is awaiting for her appointments to begin radiation in conjunction with chemotherapy. She has a mass on her right lung and has two lymph nodes near her right lung which have tested positive for lung cancer. She will have 7 weeks of radiation along with chemo, and if all goes well she will then start immunology treatment. My mother has not smoked in over 40 years, and the lung cancer diagnosis was shocking for her and us. As a member of this forum I hope to gain as much knowledge and support as I can. I also want to offer whatever knowledge I gain and support to others who are fighting this battle.
Hi, My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer met to liver a year ago. He did chemo from last november to about two months ago, 6 or 7 weeks ago he started OPDIVO which was recently approved. While he had some side effects on the chemo, but really nothing that slowed him down, this new "drug" has devistated him. He had 3 treatments once every two weeks for 6 weeks, and it was like he was ready to die. It all coinicided with this new Opdivo treatment. We actually had to hospitalize him last week for a few days. It's like his body is attacking itself and not the cancer. But his blood work was supposedly normal, and all the tests. Catscan taken last week revealed no growth or decline and the actual cancer was stable. Has anyone been on this? Has anyone else had every possible side effect? Can you come back from the side effects? Thank you, Karen