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I was diagnosed last Thanksgiving with Stage 4 nonsmall cell adenocarinoma lung cancer. I've had four rounds of chemo, plus one of radiation. I'm currently taking Tarceva pills, and, aside from some nasty side effects, I'm doing reasonably well.

I'm 68 years old and live in Palo Alto, CA. I'm happy to share experiences.

Joe

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Welcome Joe,

I'm glad you found us. There are a great goup of survivors and family members here ready and willing to offer support, advice and friendship.

I'm so glad to read that you are doing well. I'm sending positive thoughts that continues!

Keep posting. I look forward to getting to "know" you.

Again, welcome aboard and don't be a stranger!

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Glad to meet ya, Joe. There are lots of friends here ready to share too. Hope to hear a lot more from you. And BTW............almost 1 year!!!!! We will all be ready to celebrate with you this Thanksgiving!!!

Kasey

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Welcome Joe. I am so sorry that you ever had to find us, but I am glad that you did. I hope this finds you enjoying life, staying strong, and with tons of love and support.

Blessings,

Jen

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Welcome Joe,

I also had cancer similar to yours. Tarceva was part of my treatment. I had no bad side effects from the Tarceva or chemo. Maybe there is something I did that could help you with the side effects. Let me know.

Ernie

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It's great hearing from everyone. We're all on a separate journey, but we're all going through similar experiences. For example, in my introduction, I didn't mention that I also had an encounter with a two liter pleural effusion and pneumonia that took me five weeks to recover from. And I'm having it easy compared to what you all are "enjoying."

Take really good care of yourselves and hug your loved ones, a lot.

Joe

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Hi Joe,

Welcome to the board. I decided against Tarceva due to the bad side effects - but when/if my current regimen becomes ineffective, I may reconsider.

Glad to hear you are doing well and may it continue.

Mary

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Hi Joe,

welcome to you!

are you all through with your treatments now? What and where did they radiate? I am curious about your treatment. I think you said you had just one radiation treatment? (I think that's atypical) Where is your exactly is your disease, may I ask?

What keeps your courage up?

Cindi o'h

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