clanndaeid's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Male, Age: 76, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: Yes

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am on Tarceva, an oral med for EGFR mutation. Has no one heard of it? I have brain mets, & received whole-brain radiation(10 fractions over two weeks). Have just started on Namenda, which is an anti-Alzheimer's drug, now beginning to be used to prevent brain damage from the radiation.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    Has no one here heard of whole-brain radiation? I am on Namenda to counteract long-term effects(i.e. dementia) of whole-brain radiation.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Scalp tenderness from radiation, itchy, scaly rash scalp and face from Tarceva

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    about 4 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, nutrition counseling, tapping(EFT),

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