Holdonhope Posted July 7, 2022 Share Posted July 7, 2022 My dad was diagnosed with likely NSCLC last week. My life feels like it was turned upside down. The primary tumor is believed to be under his carina (adenocarcinoma). It is automatic stage IV because he had malignant pleural effusion in his right lung. Cytology was positive for adenocarcinoma. The oncologist sent the cytology of the fluid for molecular testing, it should be back next week. They also sent a liquid biopsy (ctDNA) which should be back end of this week. I just hope that the tumor cells have a mutation that is treatable with targeted therapy. The wait is killing me. My dad already lost 8 lbs since he returned from the hospital last week. He also had reaccumulating of his pleural effusion which was removed via thoracentesis again 2 days ago. He also developed SIADH and now is on fluid restrictions. I really hope he can start therapy asap. His Brain MRI was negative, and his PET scan done yesterday shows extensive uptake above his heart and right pleural space. He has bilateral active lymph nodes in the lung, a few lymph nodes in the Abdomen, and a possible uptake in his T2 spine. The liver thankfully did not light up. The CT surgeon would like to do VATs and pleurodesis for his malignant pleural effusion. He also would like to get a biopsy while he is in the chest next week. I just hope this does not interfere with starting treatment. Lung cancer is no joke. My prayers go out to all of you fighting this. Justin1970 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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