InCalifornia Posted May 17, 2005 Share Posted May 17, 2005 Hello again I hope you remember me, anyway it's been a few weeks since I posted on this board (I'm new here). My brother was diagonosed with NSCLC *right lung* on August 2004'-inoperable due to location (too close to the heart and trachea- size of a small lemon) He received radiation, later on chemo treatment (comb of 2 medications)this treatment was stopped due to his blood count being extremelly low. When he got better they started him on taxotere (he received only 3 treatments out of 6), he got very sick on this chemo and was hospitalized with pneumonia, new ct scans show a significant redcution on the primary tumor, but unfortunately he has 3 nodules now on the left lung. It's been 7 weeks since he got out of the hospital after fighting pneumonia, about 2 weeks ago fluid was taken out from the right lung 300cc's and he felt much better, his blood count was going up as well... He still has a lot of pain and numbness of the feet due to the chemo, he also has a noticeable growth tumor like, visible to the eye right below the clavicle, almost like between the intercostal space, it feels hard and elongated, and it's painful...This doesn't feel at all like a lymph node, it's much bigger and it's very hard...The doctors are not saying much and unfortunately we don't ahve the money to take him for a second opinion. It's just taking so long (I think) for them to give him treatment, it's been almost 2 months since he got out of the hospital and he hasn't had any chemo...3 new nodules and a visible tumor like growth now...They gave him some type of sterioid to give him energy (he has to take this for 2 weeks) and they said that they were going to treat him with pills starting the 23rd of May...Does anyone knows what pills are those?...I didn't know they ahve chemo in a pill form?...I think teh doctors are not saying much probably because the prognosis is not that good! Please keep him in your prayers! Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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