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  1. TJM

    Side effects

    All, Almost halfway thru radiation and the side effect I feared most looks like it's coming. I am getting radiated near my esophagus (not directly) but I am beginning to feel pain swallowing. Right now if I drink carefully no issue, but if I take a big gulp (or forkful of a steak) it feels like I'm swallowing a square block. Talked to my onc and nurse and they gave me things to try but they have never actually had cancer. Any advice from the forum? Peace Tom
  2. Hello all. This is my first post on the forum that nobody wants to be a part of. I’m just hoping for some insight. My father who is the Center of my universe was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma stage 4 with Mets to lymph node and chest wall extending into 4th and 5th rib. He just completed radiation to the chest wall on New Years Eve. Radiation was a breeze but with the appropriate heavy duty pain meds. On Friday he was admitted with the most severe pain. Excruciating to watch. CT was done which showed disease progression 1/2 cm. That coupled with a Staph infection. Am I gett
  3. Hello, my 69 yo husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in April; he started 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in June. He just finished the last radiation on July 29. He was doing well for about 4 weeks but the last 2 weeks have been tough. Esophagitis (inflammation & constriction of esophagus) was mentioned as a possible side effect by his radiation oncologist. In early July, he was given recipe for a "miracle mouthwash" (lidocaine, Benadryl, antacid) which you swallow. It is supposed to coat the throat and esophagus, numb it, so he can swallow and eat, drink. He did not like the tas
  4. Hi, my father had been dx with SCLC in January and underwent the cycles of carboplatin+ etoposide + tecentriq (immunotherapy) with fairly good response. Now his onco team are planning to do radiation (IGRT) along with carbo+ etoposide. They are saying adding tecentriq to the regime will be too toxic. Has anyone undergone/going through chemo+immunotherapy+ radiation simultaneously ? Prompt response would be of great help
  5. Hi, my father had been dx with SCLC in January and underwent the cycles of carboplatin+ etoposide + tecentriq (immunotherapy) with fairly good response. Now his onco team are planning to do radiation (IGRT) along with carbo+ etoposide. They are saying adding tecentriq to the regime will be too toxic. Has anyone undergone/going through chemo+immunotherapy+ radiation simultaneously ? Prompt response would be of great help
  6. Keytruda Vs. Chemo & Radiation... I can't decide! This is for my mom - age 74 with numerous health issues just diagnosed in December with Primary Lung Adenocarcinoma, though the stage is not confirmed - they're guessing stage 4. She has a general oncologist locally, and a lung oncologist's second opinion with the best credentials at MD Anderson, but frankly, we're unhappy with both oncologists, but it's a toss up between which treatment regimen is best to try at least first - these are the facts: Her current health issues: Mild-moderate COPD with a bit of wheezing (though sh
  7. Here is the weekly clip report: OncLive “Dr. Larner on Integrating Radiation Therapy With Immune Checkpoint Blockade in NSCLC” https://www.onclive.com/onclive-tv/dr-larner-on-integrating-radiation-therapy-with-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-nsclc Diagnostic Imaging “Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program Findings Similar to National Trial” http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/di-executive/low-dose-ct-lung-cancer-screening-program-findings-similar-national-trial Targeted Oncology “Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy Combos Are the New Standard of Care for NSCLC, Says Konduri” h
  8. I've got a great update and a decision to make. After a resection of a small brain tumor plus gamma knife and just two cycles of chemotherapy, my Mom is presenting as NED (no evidence of disease) with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). She has no side-effects from chemo, so she will go through 6 full cycles. However, I want to line up the next treatment. Usually, there is no maintenance regime with SCLC. We have 3 options: 1) Thoracic Radiation - Accepted to suppress the cancer from coming back, but may this preclude us from future clinical trials, many of which have prior radiation
  9. Here is the weekly clip report: WRC-TV “Exhibitors Guide: Full List of Exhibitors at the 2018 Health and Fitness Expo” https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Exhibitors-Guide-Full-List-Exhibitors-Health-and-Fitness-Expo-474441813.html Immuno-Oncology News “Bristol-Myers, Nektar Developing Cancer Therapy to Be Used with Checkpoint Inhibitors” https://immuno-oncologynews.com/2018/02/26/bristol-myers-squibb-nektar-cancer-immunotherapy-checkpoint-inhibitors/ Color.com – Blog/Podcast “Adam Klein, Winner of 2016 Survivor, on Becoming a Leading Lung Cancer Advocate” https://b
  10. I'm writing this from a Florida Hospital radiation clinic waiting room. My daughter is having intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat her meningioma residual left over from surgery 3 months ago. This was her second brain surgery and in between was the birth of my granddaughter. Ironically, our greatest joy was sandwiched between our greatest fear. She'll have at least 30 fractional sessions. I'm here doing grandfather and father stuff, the former fun, the latter hard as nails. There are substantial risks. The tumor residual is lodged around her eye socket and the impa
  11. Just a post to vent......I'm mentally and physically exhausted. I have finally hit the wall with this round of treatment. I endured chemo (cisplatin/pemetrexed) last year, but that cycle was a little more forgiving; one long day every three weeks. This round, I've had daily radiation for almost 6 weeks and weekly chemo (carboplatin/taxol). The chemo side effects aren't as bad, but I guess the daily grind of radiation, with the weekly chemo, and the fatigue have finally knocked me down. I'm also starting to lose my hair and Super Doc told me I'll have two more rounds of chemo in June and t
  12. I think we can all agree that chemo stinks. I had four rounds of cisplatin/pemexetred last year and I'm 3 weeks into 6 weeks of carboplatin/taxol for a recurrence. Last year, my girlfriends and I decided to have themes for chemo. One session was 80s and the last session was Mardi Gras. We had beads and boas for everyone. We're doing the same thing again this year. We had spring fling, beach fun, and today's pajama party. For some reason, my husband wants no part of the costume concept! I'm sharing this in the hopes that it will inspire you to find a way to get through chemo with a
  13. Hi, Just a quick introduction of a now 64 year old man with stage 4 lung non small cell lung cancer. I have been arguing with this disease for 4 years now and as I listed the various forms of treatments that I have undergone. I won't bore anyone with the details but would be more then happy to answer anyone's questions about any of the treatments that I have had. There seem to be numerous questions about immunology drugs such as Optivo. If I can help just shout at me (or a soft whisper would do fine).
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