Unidexter's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 73, Stage IA, EGFR mutation positive: No

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    • Unidexter
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I requested a routine x-ray (which was almost a year past due) prior to a check up, The phone was ringing when we got home, my wife answered and a tactless doctor dramatically told her the bad news.

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    • Unidexter
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    Segmentectomy or wedge resection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Upper lobe of left lung wedge resection can be a big surgery. Especially following a CABG and roughly 7 other major surgeries over the years.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After first session I had a Major MI followed by 3 severe respiratory distress events - three stays in the hospital - long difficult recovery - maybe

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Unidexter
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Unidexter
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 4 years ago
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    In the next couple days i will find out if chemotherapy is appropriate treatment for my case.

    Decision Point

    Can my heart and 95% blocked arteries survive chemo?

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