kim81sky Posted July 2, 2009 Share Posted July 2, 2009 Hi everyone- Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Mom had 6 weeks of radiation on her left lung, and during that time, I gave myself permission to take some time off of looking at things about lung cancer. We got the results of her latest scan today....the good news is that it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. She was in a lot of pain last Wednesday/Thursday that led me to think that while on radiation, the cancer had spread to her liver big time. Unfortunately I was right, it has, but not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The cancer has multiplied in her right lung, and now there is fluid on the right lung, but everything in the left lung is smaller, and there is no fluid there. The site in the liver is only 1.3cm. Everything else is stable. We are leaving for Germany on Friday, and I am scared out of my mind. She is putting off any systemic treatment until the mid of August when she comes back, and has refused to see any doctors that I contacted in Germany. Her dr. did tell her that he did expect her cancer to be worse when she comes back, but she is willing to take that risk. I am going for the first week, to make sure that she will get there ok. Has anyone taken a long flight with cancer, and was there any problems? I hate to ask, but I am afraid that there will be complications b/c of the flight. We do also know what the treatment will be when she comes back....She will be starting a research study with new meds. from Amgen. They are called AMG655 and AMG479. One causes cell apoptosis(cell suicide) and one is an insulin sight inhibitor. Anyone heard of these? I want to send a shout out to all who have been dealing with this horrific disease........I have watched my mother's courage, and have read so many posts....you guys(and gals!) are amazing! Patti B- you remind me of my mom! Love and hugs to all! Kim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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