rwielatz1 Posted November 26, 2003 Share Posted November 26, 2003 Hi everyone. What a roller coaster this cancer ride has been. My dad was diagnosed two months ago with stage IV lung cancer that had spread to the brain. He had the gamma knife/stereotactic surgery for the brain tumor. We got good news on that one, last week the doctors said that there is no evidence of the tumor in his brain. The tumor in his lung is another story. It has grown in spite of the radiation and chemotherapy. My dad is having a terrible time wtih the chemo and radiation. They had to put an NG tube in. He cannot swallow anything by mouth. It is being aspirated into his lungs. His voice is almost completely gone. They told him that his throat may never work again. The tumor is apparently pressing on his esophagus/nerves (????) Not suprisingly he is very depressed and angry. My stepmom asked about antidepressants but was told that there were none in liquid form. Has anyone heard of this? When my brother-in-law was sick with prostate cancer 10 years, I know that using antidepressants toward the end really helped him a great deal. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rita Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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