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Good morning everyone! I am brand new to this site........just stumbled upon it a few minutes ago. I am here as a caregiver and daughter of a man who will most likely be diagnosed with lung cancer very soon. We have an x-ray report that shows a 4 1/2cm parenchymal mass that is typical for primary neoplasm. The x-ray also shows enlargement of lymph nodes in the area. Our primary care physician told us this yesterday, sent him for a CT scan, and set up an appointment with a pulmonary specialist for today and with a hemotologist/oncologist for next week. We will stop by and the CT scan and report on the way to his appointment today. Things are happening very fast............I can't seem to catch my breath. I am 32 years old, married with 2 beautiful girls............but I am still my Daddy's little girl. Lord help us and be with us!!! Those of you who pray and believe in God's healing power, please say a prayer for Billy in Alabama!!

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Hi Angie,

Prayers for your father and you. Peace, take care and God Bless.



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http://www.lungcancercoalition.org (Global Lung Cancer Coalition)

http://www.plwc.org/plwc/MainConstructo ... 008,00.asp (PLWC Feature: Financial Support Resources)

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/healt ... hqcanc.htm (Best Hospitals)

https://www.alcase.org/advocacy/sign_the_petition.html (Advocacy /Sign the Petition)

http://www.cancersymptoms.org (Oncology Nursing Society)

http://www.plwc.org/plwc/MainConstructo ... 08,00.html (Questions to Ask the Doctor)

http://www.alcase.org/education/publica ... reath.html (With Every Breath A Lung Cancer Guidebook / From ALCASE / A Wealth Of Information / Free)

http://www.cancersurvivaltoolbox.org (The Cancer Survival Toolbox / Free / From NCCS)

http://www.centerwatch.com (Clinical Trails Listing Service / Center Watch)

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&editi ... ung+cancer (Lung Cancer In The News)

http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/pro ... /guide.asp (The Wellness Community / National Cancer Support, Education And Support / Free)

http://www.drugs.com (Drug Information Online)

http://www.alcase.org (ALCASE / Alliance For Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, Education)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov (Unites States / National Library Of Medicine)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html (Health Information / Medical Encyclopedia)

http://www.google.com (Great Search Engine)

http://blochcancer.org (R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc. / Please read: A Letter to all newly diagnosed cancer patients)

http://www.cancer.org (American Cancer Society)

http://www.cancer.gov (Cancer Information Service / NCI)

http://www.cancerresearchcenter.org (Cancer Research Center)

http://www.aicr.org (American Institute for Cancer Research; Nutrition Hotline / AICR)

http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org (Cancer Hope Network)

http://www.acor.org (Association of Cancer Online Resources / Free Online Lifeline For Everyone Affected By Cancer & Related Disorders)

http://www.meds.com/lung/lunginfo.html (Lung Cancer Information Library)

http://www.lungusa.org (American Lung Association)

http://www.ama-assn.org (American Medical Association)

http://www.docguide.com/news/content.ns ... g%20Cancer (Doctor’s Guide / Lung Cancer)

http://www.healthfinder.gov/Scripts/Sea ... ?topic=506 (Healthfinder)

http://www.medicinenet.com/Lung_Cancer/article.htm (Medicine Net)

http://www.cancerindex.org/clinks2l.htm (Cancer Index / Lung Cancer Resources Directory)

http://www.nfcr.org/site/PageServer?pag ... ncers_lung (National Foundation For Cancer Research)

http://www.patientadvocate.org (Patient Advocate Foundation)

http://www.lungcanceronline.org/effects ... fects.html (Lung Cancer Online / Hematologic (Blood) Effects)

http://www.cancerlinks.org/lung.html (Lung Cancer Links)

http://www.cancer-free.com (Cancer Free Connections)

http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/C ... ung_cancer (Health Insite)

http://www.lungcancerclaims.com (Lung Cancer / Lung Cancer Information Page)

http://www.cancerlifecenter.com/engine. ... =dictionar (Cancer Life Center/ Cancer Dictionary)

http://www.canceryellowpages.com/Resour ... G%20CANCER (Cancer yellow Pages)

http://icare.org (ICARE / The International Cancer Alliance)

http://www.vh.org/index.html (Virtual Hospital)

http://www.lungcanceronline.org/support/financial.html (Lung Cancer Online / Financial, Legal & Insurance Issues)

http://cancernews.healthology.com/focus ... cancernews (Cancer News)


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I am so sorry you had to seek us out, but very glad you "stumbled" on to this site. There is so much good information and support here.

The "diagnostic phase" of this disease can be a real rollercoaster ride emotionally. But an acurate diagnosis is esential to making the right decisions for what comes next for your Dad. Hang in there and try to stay focused on what his doctors are saying. Ask questions. And when your done asking questions ... ask MORE questions. And when you get the answers, check them out with someone. No matter what you Dad's final diagnosis is, no matter what the treatment options turn out to be, SOMEBODY here has gone through exactly the same thing and will have more information and support for you.


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Welcome! I am sorry that you have to find this site but at the same time happy that you found us. I have nothing to offer right now but prayers for you and your Dad. As you will discover, this site offers a wealth of information. The members are warm and caring people. Your questions will be answered one way or another and prayers and support will be offered to make this rollercoaster ride a bit easier for you and your family.

Hang in there!


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Hello Angie;

And welcome to you, but so very sorry you have to be here!! :( ; I think you will find exactly what your looking for here, Know one should have to go through this alone!! Your dad will be in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless and be well

Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/01

MRI's taken 12/18/03 - 2 brain mets found- named em Frick & Frack

PET taken 1/5 - hot spot in mediastinum May be cancer??

"Absolutely insist on enjoying life today!"

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Hey Angie. Welcome.

One of the best ways to deal with this as a caregiver is to be prepared and be well informed. If your dad has lung cancer, be ready for a rough ride, but the knowledgable, caring people on this message board can help smooth out some of those bigger bumps you will run in to. Make this bunch work! You can't ask too many questions. A great place to start would be in the caregivers forum; they have experienced what you can only speculate about. Take care, and I hope all works out for the best.

David P.

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I'm glad you found this board and I'm positive you will gain information and feel the support of many others. Your Dad and his family will be in my prayers. Stay strong through this initial period...it can be a real emotional roller coaster, but we are all here for you.



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I,too,stumbled across this site while looking for more information and I am so glad that I found it.I am brand new too and because of the love,support and prayers of these people I have found some peace to fall back on when all this waiting and all these questions arise.Things happened like a whirlwind after my diagnosis on 12/24.I am taking radiation treatments for mets to the brain and would not have thought that possible 2 weeks ago.It takes an aggressive stance and a positive attitude to get things moving.Sounds like you have a good plan to start with.I am in Georgia and praying hard for you and Dad.Keep posting.TBone

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