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  1. Hello all, hoping you can help perhaps? My 74-year-old mum has been in hospital for sclc top-left lobe. That was removed in surgery last week, and despite having a pulmonary bleed on the table which early ended things, and a lung infection, mum has been recovering well. She was told by her oncologist today that her recent headaches are because the Squamous Cell has metastised to her brain - I don't know how many, or how bad. But he has told her she has less than a year to live. I am trying to see her oncologist tomorrow, and he will no doubt tell me more, but are there any links I can be looking at, about potential treatments? I also need to know what to say to someone who has just been told they have a year to live. Any advice gratefully received, I'm in the UK. x
  2. Hi All, my dad who has Stage IV NSCLC metastasized to the bones has been experiencing acute chest pain, which his oncologist attributed to the presence of tumour cells in his sternum. He just started chemo + immunotherapy last week and it seems the chest pains are getting worse. Did anyone else during chemo also experience more pain in the bones during treatment? If yes, does this improve eventually or will my dad forever need to rely on strong painkillers to manage the pain? Thank you. Aida
  3. My dad , 51 , on Septmeber 2018 was diagnosed with lung cancer (squamous).Doctors said that the stage was 3A.He started neoadjuvant chemotherapy (carboplatin + paclitaxel).After 3 cycles, the tumor started shrinking.He had 3 more chemo cycles and doctors thought that this time they'll be able to do the surgery, but today the doc told us that the cancer has spread in bone (sternum) . It's really difficult for me to see my dad's frustration.I thought that maybe he'll be alive for my graduation and this was a big motive for my to keep studying.Now I feel completly lost.
  4. Hello All, My name is Kaya. I am here because I rec'd the shock of my life the other day, that my father in law is in stage 4 of a metastatic cancer most likely an adenocarcinoma, which has caused his lung to collapse and made it necessary for him to be placed on a ventilator. He was not healthy previous, but we just were NOT expecting cancer, at all. He developed a nagging cough. When he told me about the cough, he said he thought it was a cold, but this cough never went away. And although he never did have any symptoms of a 'cold' we all believed that it probably was just some kind of cold/allergies/cough, and left it at that. That cough eventually led him to being unable to take a breath one morning this past week, and he ended up in the ER with what we all thought was 'pneumonia'. He sounded terrible that morning. The ER docs told us that had to intubate him because his lung was collapsing. And right after they did the procedure, his heart began to have terrible arrhythmias and he went into cardiac arrest in the ER. During the time in the ER they were able to do a few imaging studies, Xrays, CT's and they told us they thought they saw a mass on the outside periphery of the Upper Lobe of the Rt. Lung. But they were so occupied with the Heart issues we quickly put that out of our minds, and along with the docs, concentrated on every word they said about what they would do next to try to save his life. Eventually he made it to the CCU and there eventually his heart was stabilized with a pace maker. He was however unable to be taken off the Vent. The docs said that they tried to reach the mass for biopsy and could not reach it. They believe that the mass is causing the lung to fill up with mucous (adenocarcinoma) and that it's size may be contributing to the collapse of the lung. Each time they tried to remove the Vent tube, my father in law would have problems breathing and have a serious arrhythmia and so they are pretty well telling us now he will have to be weaned in a nursing home situation (if possible). They said they can do no more for him at the Hosp. At one point I asked why they couldn't try radiation to shrink the tumor, just to shrink it so that we could try to remove the respirator, so he could die without being on this horrendous machine, but they said while they do palliative radiation, because he is so sick, they will not do it for him. Also they told me since he is on the vent, they would not be able to administer the radiation via CT scan which is how they do it, so essentially I feel like we are being told just take him to the nursing home to die. He is struggling on this machine. I feel so horrible for him. The other thing I feel is so much guilt. Because I am a Healthcare professional, I have been so involved in his care. HOW did I miss this? I am so angry that I did not follow up on that cough. I mean on the one hand he had been very ill with neurological stuff that I had to help him with and heart issues which were very complex, and he has been in a wheel chair for over 10 years so his healthcare is difficult, but still, I feel in a sense, like I have failed our family and him Thank you for listening. I just needed to get this out. I also want to know if anyone has any experience with getting palliative care even in a situation like this, where the for instance the palliative radiation may be dangerous for the patient? I just feel like what do we have to loose? If he is willing to try it...
  5. First, I apologize for my English, but it is not my mother tongue. t's a relief for me to have found this site. Three weeks ago I knew that lung cancer came back on my mother. It's been terrible trying to show me strong and secure, confident and full of hope all the time when I only have doubts and fears. 3 years ago she was diagnosed with lung cancer in early stage. She was operated and lived well and believing that the worst was over since then. In January (2016), she began to feel terrible pain column. My parents did not worry more than necessary because she always had back problems. She went to a doctor that, after many exams and because of her medical history, decided to do a bone scintigraphy. Although all medical evidence that there was no trace of cancer along those three years, cancer lung had returned and sprawled to the column. The new diagnosis is lung and bone metastasis. I do not know what stage it is because my parents are reluctant to give details to me and my sister. I do not know if I must respect their wishes and only offer my help whenever they need, respecting their will, or contact the doctor be prepared and be more helpfull whatever comes. After 10 radio sessions and 2 of chemotherapy, her doctor made a gene mutation test and decided to combine Tarceva 150 mg with Zometa (one session a month). Thanks in advance for any light or experience that can help me to face this situation and thus be able to help my mother and father to cross through it all with courage, strength and faith. Tania
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