Gidget1978'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 5 years ago, Female, Age: 38, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: No

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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery to remove lung cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Headache caused ER visit where the tumors were found in my brain. Diagnosis came when pathology report came back on the removed tumors to be lung cancer that had spread.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Never had I thought a headache was caused by my lungs.

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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    What type of treatments to do.

    Decision Point

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

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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I did 15 treatments on my lung which burned my skin & esophagus (which made it hard to eat & swallow). Along with 20 whole brain treatments that badly burned my forehead, eyelids & ears. Made my ear canals swell so bad I was deaf for a month. Made me lose my hair.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Doing both takes a double toll on your body & homelife. With appts everyday & I went to two diff places for treatment.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Found a new tumor in my spine. This med makes every bone hurt.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    low blood counts, hair loss, nausia, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, PAIN!

    Side Effects

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    • Gidget1978
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Not getting the Carboplatin anymore just the Avastin & Alimpta starts 2moro.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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