Judy M. Posted March 29, 2017 Share Posted March 29, 2017 Hope I'm in the right place to introduce myself. I'm a breast cancer survivor who has now been diagnosed with lung cancer. Not the spread or recurrance of my breast cancer, but an actual lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma stage IV to be exact. Found my breast cancer in Jan. 2016, treated with lumpectomy and radiation and feeling great. Then developed pneumonia in January of this year that led to the discovery of the lung cancer. This is the first time I've joined any sort of forum, cancer or otherwise. But found this one as I was browsing for information and really liked the honest but positive dialogs. Got through my breast cancer treatment pretty easily. Probably because I had no chemo and my skin held up to radiation well. This time my doctor recommends cryoknife radiation concurrent with mild does of carboplatin/taxol concurrently. This seems to be my best option for extending my life. My cancer is small and has not spread beyond my lungs. The reason for stage IV is that I have a nodule in each lung. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has this type of cancer or who has undergone this treatment. I've not yet started treatment. Also, I stopped smoking 18 years ago, but have emphysema. Am concerned about what the radiation and chemo will do to my lung capacity. Right now I'm able to exercise 5 or 6 days a week using my inhaler. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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