Andrea S. Posted September 22, 2003 Share Posted September 22, 2003 Hello, my name is Andrea S. and I am new here. My mom, now age 55, was diagnosed with Stage IV. adenocarcinoma of the lung in April 2003. The cancer was in her lungs, but mostly in the lymph nodes all over the upper part of her body. It was a huge, traumatic shock to all of us and I am looking for support from others and any info. I can get. I would also like to provide support to others and to let them know what I have been discovering - cancer, even stage IV., cancer, is not necessarily a death sentence! My mom (Jan) has completed 6 rounds of chemo, which includes carboplatin, taxol and a study drug (sorry, I don't know the name of it). She has tolerated it quite well, the only side effects she's had are hair loss and a drop in her white blood cell count. So far, my mom has been wowing people with her response to the chemo. She has a CT scan after every 2 cycles and there have been dramatic decreases in the cancer each time. However, she has now reached the end of the study and we are seeing her dr. tomorrow to see what the next plan is. She also had a CT scan today and we will find out the results tomorrow. As always, we are all an emotional wreck, waiting to see if the chemo. is still working. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know others here and my heart goes out to all of you. Nobody deserves this horrible disease. Andrea S. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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