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Hi to everyone

Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a question regarding treatment. I have been eavesdropping on this site for the last few months, since my mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Reading your posts has helped me tremendously in my efforts to remain positive and focused on a good outcome for her. She remains asymptomatic (the condition was picked up during a routine chest x-ray), and has just completed her second cycle of chemo, which she is tolerating well.

My question is regarding radio frequency ablation. It seems to be getting some great results, and I am wondering what you all think of it.

I look forward to hearing your opinions, and wish you and your loved ones continued strength in your battle with this terrible disease.



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Hi Karen,

Thats so great that your mother is asymptomatic. I asked about RFA also but it was not an option for my father. He did have IMRT (intense modulated radiation therapy) which is high dose radiation targeting the tumor or node specifically and sparing surrounding tissue, thus, minimal or no side effects. The high dose should achieve greater results. My father had to stop this when they found brain mets, but you might want to ask onc if it is an option for your mother.

Im glad you found our board, the people here are so great. Keep us posted on your mom.

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