Hope-3101'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 9 years ago, Male, Age: 56, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: No

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    • Hope-3101
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    My hubs cancer was ignored for several months! People left arm pain not only can mean heart problems!!! It also can be a sign of lung cancer! My hubs was having this for several months before being diagnosed,after one night in ER. This first visit was almost exactly two weeks before the actual "DX" would occur ( found out in the next two weeks that his arm pain he went in for first time and also was seen by our internist, was actually a tumor from mets to the bone) we begged for an X-ray just to rule out if he didn't have an unknown injury and was not aware of it! They refused to do it! They told us to follow up with internist, who blew us off, I say this because he never insisted my husband be allowed an MRI, and to do that, all he would of had to have done was get him a simple X-ray to his L arm. They even put him into physical therapy before they even would look at it. But anyhow his arm spontaneously broke ( upper humorous) which was then told to me privately , forcing me to tell MY HUSBAND the news!