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On 1/22/2017 at 7:16 PM, Mally said:

I cant see the photo mary ....what do I do to see it ?

OK, I got on my laptop and I'm seeing the same photo I just changed too. Unfortunately i am seeing that my 3 year old 4 mile long profile thing is on every post I make. I better look thru how to tweek that stuff again. Obviously its been a while since i have done much with it. 

Take care!

OOH! I tried to attach it to this post & see what happens :-) 

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On 24/01/2017 at 2:53 AM, skmcornett said:

Mally,

Good morning.  I did not lose my hair during chemo.  The PA at the oncology clinic said I had a 50/50 shot of losing it, but the oncologist said that I likely wouldn't lose it.  I have a friend who took cisplatin for a different type of cancer and he lost his hair.  The PA told me to be gentle with my hair - don't wash it every day, try to minimize use of hair dryers and curling irons, etc.  I hope this helps.

Its good to hear that i may not lose my hair at least that would be something positive in this journey 

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19 hours ago, MaryTD777 said:

OK, I got on my laptop and I'm seeing the same photo I just changed too. Unfortunately i am seeing that my 3 year old 4 mile long profile thing is on every post I make. I better look thru how to tweek that stuff again. Obviously its been a while since i have done much with it. 

Take care!

OOH! I tried to attach it to this post & see what happens :-) 

Jun 2011 hair do shot.jpg

Now i can see it better ...well done 

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Does anyone know how many lymph nodes are in our lungs ?

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Mally,

Get ready for my precise answer to your questions on the number of lymph nodes in our lungs -- a lot!

Here is a picture I grabbed on line.  I gave up trying to count them.  Moreover, the scope of the questions introduces complexity.  Is it just the lungs, thoracic cavity, chest, the answer kind of depends on what one considers the lung.

More importantly, why are you asking?

Stay the course.

Tom

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I was told they took 20 nodes out and 7 had cancer cells in them so made me think about just how many nodes are in there

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I had my first oncology appointment today and my lung cancer is nsclc stage 3 and i will start chemo within the next 2 weeks and it will be with Gemsitabine and Carboplatin and for 6 rounds of day 1 then day 8 then day 22 so anyone had these 2 chemos? I dont get why stage 3 because when i was being booked for surgery i was told it was at a curable stage then told there was cells in 7/20 lymph nodes

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Mally,

I had one of your chemo pairing -- carboplatin.  i didn't have the other: Gemcitabine or Gemzar.  But, I've known many who've had this pairing with carboplatin and it is effective.

I can't answer your question about why chemotherapy and not surgery given your staging at III.  Here is a good illustration of the description of Stage IIIA and Stage IIIB.  There are several significant differences between the two and lymph node involvement is key.  I don't know which of the seven nodes showed cancer but if they are distant from your primary tumor, the likely conclusion is surgery is not an option.  Ask your chemo nurse to explain the reason.  If he or she doesn't know, they will contact the oncologist but I've found chemo nurses to be very knowledgable about my cancer situation and good sources of information.

Did your doctor tell you surgery might occur after chemotherapy?  I note you are not having radiation and perhaps they are administering pre-surgical chemo to address the cancer in the lymph nodes before surgically removing the tumor.  Again, this is a question for your doctor.

Stay the course.

Tom

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Hi tom i had the lower lobe removed and a wedge at the top also on the 5th jan this year and all surrounding tissue was clear except for 7 /20 lymph nodes had cancer in them so thats the reason for the chemo .the oncologist called it adjuvant chemo but im not sure what that means entirely .

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Mally,

That's right.  I remember now.  Perhaps the adjuvant label refers to the proximity of your surgery.  That is what we sometimes call "dust-up" chemo after surgery.  If so, let's hope it clears the lymph nodes.

Stay the course.

Tom

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Thanks tom and im wondering about mutations and what it means because it sounds like its a good thing but i dont know why ?

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Different mutations have different treatments. I don't know much about it other than some have been responding great to new things. I would guess that not all mutations have great new treatments, but that's just me assuming.

You know what happens when one assumes... right? *wink*

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I got a copy of the letter my oncologist sent to my gp and it states that i have 111A stage and negative for mutations an i was going to be given 4 rounds of cisplatin and vinorelbine chemo but decided because i have diabetes and heart disease and this combination can cause neuropathy and as a high volume of fluid is required and that can put a strain on the heart so the better choice would be to have 6 cycles of carboplatin and gemcitabine which he said is equally effective....i hope so ..

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