grannie's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was shocked. I had no symptoms except I had been having shoulder spasms for months and they could find no reason. I finally asked my doc for a chest xray to see if the chest pressure I was having realyy was a knotted muscle. Well CT confirmed a spot on my lung. Biopsy confirmed SC cancer. PET scan confirmed contained to right lung.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just finished round one.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 5 radiation treatments before I had chemo because the tumor was pressing on the superior vena cava (SVC) so I had SVC compromise.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

    The steriods elevated my sugar and I went over 600. Now I am on isulin.

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