tbonemr2 Posted September 15, 2003 Share Posted September 15, 2003 Hello, MY name is Alan. Tbone for short. I am 48 yrs old. In August I was diag. with stage IIIb adenocarcinoma in my upper right lung, the node on my collarbone and several other nodes lower down my neck. On 8/25/03 I began taxol/carbo/radiation treatments. Chemo is every Monday for 6wks. Radiation is Monday-Friday 33 times total. I picked this site to post on because it is easy to navigate through and it is also very specific as to the type of cancer. I hope to hear from alot of you about your treatments and your recovery success and or failures. Since I have known of my condition just a little over a month ago I am in the data gathering stage. I guess im trying to see down the road what lies ahead for me. The ONC Doc told me of a 5yr success rate of 10-20% or something, but what does all this mean? The RAD Doc kept telling me how good I was looking. Puzzled by this I ask him why he was so upbeat. He explained my Rad dosage was enough to kill a horse and that an older person would not be able to withstand them. Oh its getting crystal clear now. No wonder I feel so lousy. Well folks I knew id get cancer if I didnt quit smoking but I think I got cheated a little on the age that I got it. I thought I still had some time to quit. Just shows how my luckgoes. This is why I stay away from Las vegas. Well thats my story everyone. Id love to hear yours. send email or post on the site. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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