AndyT Posted November 29, 2007 Share Posted November 29, 2007 Hello all....unfortunately I find a need to join you all. I'm trying to do some fast-track research today. My Dad and best friend got the call yesterday, they found Adenocarcinoma in the linings of the left lung. We are assuming it is Stage IV. Dad just turned 63 and he is in relatively good health (could lose 5 - 10 pounds and get more exercise). History to date: 9/07 Getting shortness of breath and some minor wieght loss, then mid October fatigue and bronchitis set in and doesn't seem to go away. 11/12 - chest xrays show fluid around collapsed left lung. 11/13 - CT scan shows several "pea sized nodules" on right lung possible small leason on the spine (pulmonolgist can't see it), nothing about collapsed lung. 11/14 - family Dr & Pulmonolgist tell Mom & Dad it's most likely cancer. 11/15 - Drained 2 liters from chest, fluid tests come back 11/21- inconclusive for cancer. 11/26 - Bronchoscopy, no masses seen in either lung (nodules in RL are too far down to reach). They take samples of LL linings and lymph node. 11/28 - Test results back, LL lining + for Adeno.; nodes show inflammation with some atypical cells. 11/29 - Doing needle biopsy of nodules on RL, trying to confirm if lung is primary as largest nodule is pea-sized. Tomorrow 1st Onc appointment. Sorry for the long history, trying to get some questions together that Dad start asking? Thanks, Andy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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