Mona123 Posted August 18, 2021 Share Posted August 18, 2021 So, my husband has stage 4 NSCLC, diagnosed 2 months ago. We have been seeing local oncologist, as well as just finished consultation with Moffit Cancer Center, where we were able to access a team of docs that only deal with NSCLC. We were hoping that some targeted markers would be identified, but sadly, there were none. I have read lots about this cancer, and I do have a clinical background as a RN, but cancer nursing was not my specialty, so getting all the info I can. My concern is that my husband has other medical issues, diabetes, heart bypass, kidney disease, and pulmonary fibrosis. So, he was not a candidate for radiation or surgical intervention. So we are left with broad chemo, lots of potential side effects, and from the meta studies that I am reading, I don't see that treatment adds any significant amount of time to his prognosis. What the hell? I need to hear from people living this. My husband is 73, and I am crushed with this diagnosis. He never smoked, has not had any alcohol since he was in his 20's, and we were blindsided by this diagnosis ( who isn't?) anyone on Alimta? Of course, the doctor says this is a mild chemo, seriously, how can they even say this with a straight face??? With mets to bone and lymph, he is already on pain management medications. What has been the experience of others? Tom Galli and BridgetO 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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