Andrea Posted December 10, 2003 Share Posted December 10, 2003 Hi everyone. I have been lurking for a few days and decided to join the message board. My mom, who quit smoking 25 years ago and is now 58 was unexpectedly diagnosed with NSCLC IIIA early 11/03. I cannot believe how scary this all is. My mom was not feeling sick. She had a minor dry cough, I do medical malpractice so I see horror stories, and I told her to get a chest xray never expecting this. The doctor didn't even see a need to do it, he just gave her the xray to "humor" me. She started chemo, had 1 round of carboplatin/gemzer, another round gemzar, and was off this week. I guess the next big step is to wait for the scan in another month or so and see if it shrinks. If it shrinks, they said she will get surgery. I pray for everyone. Cancer is such an epedemic, I never realized. So many people, way too young. I wish we could all turn back time to life PC (pre-cancer). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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