Kbellx2 Posted January 8, 2021 Share Posted January 8, 2021 Hello all, I am 52 from Fayetteville, NC and I was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma back in January 2020. I had been a former smoker, but had quit eight years before my diagnosis. I have been through radiation treatment, chemotherapy treatment and and now doing immunotherapy treatment. I have additional tumors in my hip, L5 vertebrae, liver and in an upper rib bone. I have not been able to work due to the fatigue and brain fog caused by the treatments and movement is painful due to the hip and back tumors. I also have these dizzy spells frequently when walking. I am not really knowledgeable about what my cancer is. As of my last scan, I was told that there was no increase in any of the tumors and that they were less active than the previous scans. All I really know about that is that the doctors seem happy about it, so I took that as a good sign. I was told that the type of cancer that I have is not the type that will be affected by the immunotherapy drugs all that much. They said I only had one marker and they like to see more....whatever that means. The only thing that I know is that I have been trying to make sure everything is in order for my wife when I die since I was told that my condition was terminal and that I would probably pass within 5 years with treatment and if I didn't treat it I had 4-6 months to live, but to be positive because you really can't predict how things will go. I joined because I am trying to learn more about my cancer so that I can plan better for my wife, ladder 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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