sheilaf's Journey with Lung Cancer

Family/Friend: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 62

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    • sheilaf
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My best friend and mother was diagnosed with Non-small cell lung cancer on December 21st. This was after surviving bacterial menigitis in April 2010. The cancer diagnosis came after 2 months of X-rays, CT and PET Scans and 3 biopsies. She has been so instrumental in my life as a child, teen, and now mother. She helps to raise my children and I cannot imagine life without her.

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    • sheilaf
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery to remove lung cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    My mom was suppose to have her entire right lung removed, but when they went in, they found it had spread in her lymphnodes. Her pnemonectomy was cancelled. We are planning to meet with the oncologist 4 days after the surgery was cancelled. Maybe this is the Lord's way of saying, we will treat you another way!!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Relationship issues

    Oh No

    Finding it increasingly more difficult to keep my some of the family positive about my mom's diagnosis. It is also very easy for some to be so focused on the financial aspect instead of her health, the main concern.

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