kmelinda Posted August 26, 2012 Share Posted August 26, 2012 My fiance, Dean, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma the beginning of June. We are very confused and hurt because he was put at stage 4 because of pleural effusion. I'm confused because the fluid is less then 1cm and does not show any malignant activity on a PET, and the lung cancer is nowhere else. The tumor is located in his left lung where the bronchial enters in it. So, left mainstem, and it's mostly blocking the airway entrance to the lung. The lower lobe has partially collapsed, and he's battling a lot of mucous from the little air movement. The dr is just wanting to do pallative care. But, after reading some testimonies on here and much prayer, we don't want to give in yet. He's only 43 years old. At first, they were going to remove the whole lung, but pulmonary function was not good enough. Now, you should also know that this lung cancer is a secondary cancer for Dean. He has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma for the past 5 years. It had been being kept stable in his pelvis area with an oral trial drug until this evil happened too. Anyways... I know he's a complex case, but have any of you had a similar lung cancer diagnosis? What did you do, etc. Thank you in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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