riveter66's Journey:

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Male, Age: 75, Stage IIIB, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • riveter66
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Segmentectomy or wedge resection

    Procedure or Surgery

    we were told by the surgeon that he got it all and no chemo would be needed and to see him in three weeks for follow up on surgery. At that point we were told to come back in one year. Surgery was in May of 2010

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • riveter66
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects not terrible but skin was burned and voice lost after 33 radiation treatments. Chemo wasnt too bad. I went once a week In retrospect, we never should have waited a year after surgery to recheck and we should have had chemo right after surgery as a precausion. When I did go back May 2011 the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes and I was in stage IIIB

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • riveter66
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    In Feb.2012 I was told that the cancer had spread to my bones. I have a lot of pain in my hip and received 10 treatments of radiation but it didnt help. Now I'm scheduled to get strong chemo once every three weeks. Should I do it? Will it relieve the pain or just make me feel sicker?

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