GailA Posted June 4, 2004 Share Posted June 4, 2004 took my partner to the doctor where he found out the devastating news that he has squamous cell lung cancer. It was confirmed when the pulmonologist did a bronchoscopy and then recommended a medical oncologist. James is currently taking weekly treatments of taxol/carboplaten and next week is scheduled to see a radiation oncologist to begin 30 days of radiation. The pulmonologist explained that the tumor is pressing on the nerve that goes to the vocal cords and has paralyzed them. Has anyone else suffered this? James is still able to speak in a whisper and we are hoping that if the treatment reduces the tumor he will regain his voice. I have been reading this site for weeks now as I have come to grips with all that this means. Fortunately, with the help of family and friends, I now have the attitude that we are living with cancer rather than dying of cancer. I also realize that as the caregiver, I have very different thoughts and needs than my partner, and also completely different reactions to the disease. I want very much to support him in the decisions he will be making along the way, but I will probably be needing the benefit of your experiences, so I have decided to identify myself. As you say, I am sorry that I have found you, but glad that you are there. Gail A Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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