Guest Mrsmanny Posted March 3, 2005 Share Posted March 3, 2005 We live in Dallas, TX. My hubby had a cough since Jan 1st. Dr Thought pneumonia...2nd lung xray discovered mass in lower left lung. CT scan 02/11/05 confirmed mass. PET 02/16/05 confirmed cancer in lymph nodes and lower left lung. Biopsy 03/01/05 (two days ago) confirmed squemous cell carcinoma stage IIIb. We were married last October. Newlyweds. Hubby is very brave. But we are both scared scared scared and occasionally sad... Our Oncologist wants to put us on a study he was approved for, we would be the first or second patient in the country. It's a combo of Chemo with 3 or 4 proven drugs...then a hormone therapy (apparently hormones help the cancer grow or something?) once the chemo shrinks it, then we hit it with radiation. Going to go to MD Anderson for 2nd opinion even though it's not on our ins. We can't afford to pay out of pocket, but we can't afford to die. I'd love to hear from a survivor in our boat. Stacia Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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