LorieMarrella's Journey with Lung Cancer

Caregiver: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 73

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My Mom was diagnosed on 6/10/12 with lung cancer after being treated for bronchitis for a month.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had two rounds of chemo 3 weeks apart and had a lot of nausea and diarrhea.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My mom had 9 radiation treatments and handled them fairly well except she was very tired and it impacted her desire to eat.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Continue treatment or give up

    Decision Point

    My mom struggles daily if it is worth going through the treatments and dealing with the side effects for her life to be extended by 6 months t a year especially if she will be in treatment for 80% of the time. She now needs to decide in the next two weeks if she will continue treatment and move forward with add'l chemo.

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