Kelly Posted July 22, 2008 Share Posted July 22, 2008 Hi everybody! Hope everyone is well! I haven't posted for awhile because I was so busy with tests and meetings with the radiation and chemo teams at the Oshawa cancer centre, and after one more test this week on Thursday - a plumonary function test - I start radiation and chemo next week. It's been a long (or fast!) three months since the chest x-ray showed a mass, that's for sure. Not sure if I mentioned it last time I posted, but I have Stage IIIA lung cancer - and I feel silly to say it, but looking over my vast notes, I forgot to ask what *type* it is. Sigh. Anyway, they tell me I have a one in five chance of a cure, which surprised me, because I wasn't expecting any chance of a cure at all! So, who knows? I start radiation and chemo next week. The radiation will be everyday, Monday to Friday, for 33 days. The chemo will be done once a week, on a cycle of one week of Cisplatin (takes four hours), one week of Vinorelbine (takes and hour and a half), one week off, then the cycle repeats, then I get a month off, then two more cycles. So, I figure the chemo will be over in mid-Dec. So, I don't really know what to expect. I've been told every from the best reactions to the worst, and everything in between, so will just have to wait and see how I react to the radiation and chemo. Experience is the best teacher, eh? So, that's where I'm at. Now I'll go and read where you're all at! Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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