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Preston

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During the week of May 19th I got laryngitis. After it lasted about a week I went to my doctor. He sent me to the ER for xrays and blood tests.

On May 26th the xray showed a 5cm tumor in my left lung. I had been a smoker for years but quit 6 years go. On June 4th a biopsy of the lymph glands in my shoulder detected cancer - NSCLC. June 11th I had my first regiment of chemotherapy (Pacitaxel & Carboplatin). I had no adverse reaction. The following week I had infuser port put in my chest. This past week a PET/CT showed no cancer has spread to bones or organs :D It also showed the tumer has shrunk from 6cm before chemo to 4cm. There is also a significant decrease in the swelling of lymph gland in my shoulder and neck. I'm scheduled for my next regiment of chemo next Friday.

I am also working on getting to Sloan Kettering for a second opinion.

I feel fine & continue to work. I'm happy to meet you all. I'm sure we will have lots of communication in the future.

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Hello Preston. Welcome to the family. So far, your news sounds good. Praying that the shrinkage continues.

Cat

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Preston,

Sorry you had a reason to find us, but very glad you did find us. I also think it is good that you have found us early in your journey.

If you have a question, someone here usually has an answer. If you are down, a bunch of people will be there to cheer you up or comiserate with you.

Keep us posted and I will pray that your treatments continue to be so successful.

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Welcome Preston. Sounds like your recent news is good. Keep up the good work! and keep us posted on how it is going. Donna G

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Preston,

It sounds like you have things under control. I wish you the best with your treatments and I am so glad that you are feeling well as you take them. Let us know if we can help. Keep in touch.

Nina

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Welcome, Preston.

Sounds like you have everything pretty much under control - treatment and second opinions...

Don't blame yourself for the disease, it may have nothing to do with the fact that you ever lit up. Quite a few of us here never smoked...throw that Blame Game right out the ol' window....

Again, welcome. The ride sucks, the traveling companions are out of this world!

Becky

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Welcome Preston,

You have found the most supportive web site on the net for lung cancer. We are a family here and we welcome you. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

God Bless You,

Jane

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Preston,

If you have accessible malignant lymph nodes in the shoulder and neck areas you may be a candidate for the GVAX trial for NSCLC. Ask Sloan about it as I think they are participants.

Welcome and good luck.

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