Lyfe Posted March 21, 2021 Share Posted March 21, 2021 It is my 69 year old dad. Four years ago he was found a 'nodule' in his right/upper lobe, and had a VATS to cut off that 'nodule'. The doctors decided that 'nodule' was not a tumor during the operation, so they did not cut the whole lobe. We were happy then. He was diagnosed lung cancer IIIB (PET-CT) in 2021 February in a revisit. No symptom, just a check-up. This time, they found a tumor in the same right lung, upper lobe, and several in lymph node in the left lung (3A zone?). He had a VATS lobectomy for the right/upper lobe immediately. They confirmed lung adenocarcinoma. Unfortunately, they did not find any useful gene mutations, and he is insensitive to PD-L1. Few days ago he finished his first chemo ( I don't know the exact chemicals yet, but he had serious hypersensitivity to one of the chemicals). Other than slight stomach upset he is fine since the first chemo. He was a long-time smoker. He said he is ready for the inevitable, and I know he is not. What should we expect? How can we better prepare, physically and mentally, for this journey, hopefully a long one? I could not sleep well since his diagnosis. I still remember he held me in a blanket when I was 4-5 and walked miles to see doctor in a cold midnight in China in mid-1980s. Time flies and it is my turn to take care of him. PS: He is in China, so pardon me if my terms aren't accurate. Any benefits to have him receive treatment in the US? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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