Bill Posted January 20, 2005 Share Posted January 20, 2005 Glad to hear that your symptoms are minimal but based on my experience, observations and discussions with tx drs. re: LC specifically and cancer generally, symptoms aren't a very reliable basis for formulating an accurate opinion about prognosis. Your prognosis has more to do with your cancer type, stage, etc. My wife has stage 4 NSCLC with mets to various locations but she has no symptoms other than low back / hip pain. I initially thought that this was highly unusual and a good sign. Her drs. agree that it's a good sign but state that it's not that unusual and it doesn't alter her prognosis. In my estimation ~ 60% of the patients that we see at my wife's onc office appear as healthy as an ox and many of them state so. My wife constantly tells me that she'd feel great if the low back / hip pain can be eliminated ( maybe with radiation ). Good luck. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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