LanaD Posted October 18, 2016 Share Posted October 18, 2016 I am new to this site hope I am doing this right. I am a lung cancer survivor. Never smoked. Due to the efforts of my doctor daughter she got me to the right doctors after months of running around. 4 different doctors with frankly no clue. She got me to a pulmonologist who did a lung biopsy and it was discovered that I had Stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma with an activating EGFR mutation at exon 19 with a small lesion on my spine and In my brain) She literally saved my life. Did 30 rounds of radiation as this cancer is not operable. Manifests itself like birdseed throughout the lungs, finally clustering in my right lung. My daughter got the pulmonologist to do a special biopsy, hence finding the EGFR mutation and being placed on Tarceva, as well as blood thinners. This cancer also causes blood clots and I had difficulty breathing. Results: one year later, no need for oxygen and I am trying to resume as normal a life as possible, going to the gym, and dealing with the side effects of Tarceva which in my case were minimal. One added unexpected result- I have the longest eyelashes in town. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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