RichardR Posted August 8, 2009 Share Posted August 8, 2009 My name is Richard, I am 67 yo. (I had a major stroke at 50yo, and fought hard to walk again) I was diagnosed on 7/10/09 with NSCLC-large cell, Stage IV. Tumor size on left lung 5.3x4cm, tumor size at L3 unknown. First visit to Oncology Dr. I was told NO Golf as tumor on spine had damaged bone structure. On 7/13/09 (after biopsy) Dr. told me he would cure me and fix my back so I can play golf again. He said NO surgery, and ordered chemo (taxotere, paraplatin and avastin) with radiation in 3 cycles ie. chemo, chemo, radiation, PET. First treatment was on 7/16/09. Yesterday, 8/7/09, Dr. told me he couldn't fix my back and once the cancer was gone I would just have to take my chances and play golf "as is" he also stated that he was not going to give me any radiation. I'm extremely concerned ....should I be? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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