Fran100'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: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 69

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    • Fran100
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was on Cisplatin and Etoposide. I was very sick while on this chemo. Lots of nausea and loss of appetite.

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    • Fran100
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Very littleside effects for me. I had some discomfort in my throat.

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    • Fran100
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    The worse for me now are my emotions. I just want to cry all the time. I am scared. I want to be optimistic but I have read scary stories about my cancer and now it has affected me more emotionally. I am not a candadate for surgery or cyberknife. I beginning another round of radiation and my radiation and cancer doctor are very optimistic. But its hard for me to be optimistic. My tumor has shrunk some but not as much as I hoped after having chemo and radiation at the same time. I know there are survivors and I want to be one too. I think my state of mind is making me more phsically ill than the cancer itself. I have no appetite at all. I just don't know what to do. The only relief I get from thinking about my cancer is sleeping and that is what I want to do all the time. So as you can guess I am depressed.

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