cannc1982 Posted July 30, 2015 Share Posted July 30, 2015 My name is Carly and my Father was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer. He also has rheumatoid arthritis and has suffered many years with this disease. We have our first oncology appointment next week and I am worried to death about him, and want to help any way I can. Can any of you tell me what to expect at our appointment? What kind of questions I should ask? What are some of the side effects of the chemo and radiation he will potentially receive? Have any of you ever been told surgery was not an option, and if so, why? Have any of you been told that surgery was not an option at first, by a different doctor, and then once you met with your oncologist it suddenly was an option? I just need all of the help and support I can get right now. While my Dad seems to be holding together very well, amazingly well actually, I am falling apart. Carly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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