Raymond96's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

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

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 66, Stage IIIA, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 5 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 5 years ago
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    biopsy of lymph nodes

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My Husband has had a hard time with acid reflux (partly from the radiation) and weight loss.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My husband had 7 weeks of radiation to his chest so he had a lot of inflammation in his esophagus and lost about 27 pounds.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Maintenance chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My husband is now getting Alimta for maintenance chemo. The side effects are less than cisplatin but he still gets bad reflux from it and fatigue.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    over 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    My husband's getting laid off March 1 and his health insurance is through his job. We already paid his yearly out f pocket on his current insurance.

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    My husband finished his treatment in March. His latest PET scan showed no cancer. He will have a ct scan in 3 months. He's feeling much better and has a new job.

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 3 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Raymond96
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    about 3 years ago
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    Symptom Management

    My husband finished treatment about 1 1/2 years ago and had several clean scans. Then he had a pet scan with one small active area in the same place where a tumor was. His Dr was 90% sure it was cancer and ordered a biopsy. The biopsy showed no cancer. He has a lot of inflammation in his lung probably caused by radiation and chemo. He has a swallow test next week.

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