SheriB Posted April 6, 2020 Share Posted April 6, 2020 Hello! My dad was just diagnosed on Friday with Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung. He had a very early stage adenocarcinoma lesion removed a year ago so this is quite a shock. A recent PET scan shows metastasis to the bone in approximately 3 places (hip, rib, neck) but those lesions are small at 1 cm or less. He is having an MRI today to see if it has spread to his brain and will have his port surgery on Friday. I am also following up about genetic testing today. He was a smoker so the chance of a genetic mutation is likely low. I am a scientist so I am my dad’s (and my family’s) advocate and spend a lot of my time digging through the literature looking for the latest and greatest treatments and clinical trials. I know historically this diagnosis has been associated with a poor prognosis, but from what I can see, it thankfully seems to have changed with survival rates on the rise. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar diagnosis and what your experience was or any words of advice for us as we embark on this journey? Thank you so much for your help and support. Sheri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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