Sornc's Journey with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: Yes

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    • Sornc
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Never was sick,harsh cough suddenly.CXR. You have 18-24 months to live!

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    • Sornc
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First round of chemo not bad, but Neulasta side effects bad.also get xgeva for bone involvement.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Sornc
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Flu like symptoms from Neulasta.nausea,constipation. After 1st round, things shrank.put on tarceva ,but it didn't work. Mixed response so back to chemo. After starting carob pla again,had allergic reaction,so had to go on old drug cistplat. Horrible, nausea, pain constipated, tired.cried a lot.

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    • Sornc
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    I will do chemo until my body or dr says finished. Question where do I want to die? What is better for the family? Me?

    Decision Point

    Youngest child 6hours away at college. In Nursing program( I was a nurse, up until my diagnosis. School very important, A type personality. I don't want to get very sick , and interfere with her studies. So I will try to hang on there.

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