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Hello! Need to interact with people who are in the same boat as I- diagnosed last February,had 37 treatments of radiation and 5 chemo. Pet scan in July revealed nothing but scar tissue. Pet scan in October revealed that either itdidnt go away completely or reoccurred. Now I am have way thru with another 16 radiation treatments, more targeted this time, and 5 more sessions of chemo - every 3 weeks, much stronger dose than last time. Had my first chemo last Friday. Had the injectable on body Neulasta last Saturday. The Neulasta has really kicked my but this week with muscle and bone pain, so bad that I asked for prescription pain pills. Today was the first day in the last few days that my pain is around a 3. It has been a 7 or 8 this week. The doctors are still talking “curative” for my cancer, so I am hopeful. I had very little side effects with the first chemo, didn’t even lose my hair. With this chemo, I just generally feel yucky, but so far still have my hair after a week. I’m not too worried about losing my hair if I do however. Thanks for listening!
I don't know about the rest of you, but my costume for this year is LUNG CANCER SURVIVOR! I'm planning to wear this same costume (which consists of a big smile, an appreciation for my medical team, and a great attitude) for years to come. Enjoy your day!
Good morning Members, For some of you that have followed my last post or not, here is the background info. My mom was diagnosed Stage 3A NSCLC. Her tumor is 6cm, 4.1x 3.8 x 5.8, located in the central upper left lobe and beginning to invade left main pulmonary artery. I was told that resection is possible following neoadjuvant therapy. I was given a choice of standard chemotherapy for three months OR 2 infusions of nivolumab as a trial for 4 weeks. I contemplated which first line therapy choice I would use for the last five days. However, I received a call and now was told that upon further review of the case, the team wants to move forward straight to surgery and do adjuvant chemotherapy afterwards due to fear of disease progression leaving my mom unresectable. I was not informed of what kind of resection is planned just yet. I’d like to know the risks/recovery expected with a resection of this size and location. How quickly must chemotherapy be initiated after a surgery? Is there a strong chance of hidden disease spreading as a result of surgery without having systemic chemo first? If members can weigh in with their thoughts and experiences, that would be great!