kayjay72's Journey:

Family/Friend: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Male, Age: 70, Stage IIIA, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • kayjay72
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    5/6/13: Began 7-week regimen of chemo and radiation combined. During first day of treatment, 14 minutes into chemo, she experienced extreme chest and back pain. Blood pressure registered 212/88. Nurse determine it was adverse reaction to taxol. Solution is to use a slower drip so chemo takes longer to administer.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kayjay72
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kayjay72
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemo canceled after 3 treatments

    Oh No

    Patient started suffering from increasingly painful neuropathy in lower legs. Oncologist said it's a side effect of chemo and that he would stop the treatment because the damage could be permanent and would only get worse with further treatment. He said the radiation is the key component of her treatment, that the chemo was prescribed to give the radiation an added boost.

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