billwebster's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Male, Age: 65

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation (Stereotactic)

    Radiation

    Daily radiation for 12 weeks fried my broncial tubes and esophagus. Pain and difficulty swallowing and breathing for two months afterward, but then had 10 really good months. Had the maximum allowable radiation for 3 years, so no more for me. Current prognosis is 4-6 months on this earth at most. Oh well, untreated I would probably been gone summer 2010.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain faded when not doing chemo, but fatigue has been my most serious issue. Even when between treatment rounds I just have no get up and go, but at least I'm still here. Have heard from many Lung Cancer patients that each individual is affected differently depending on the specific combo they're doing at the time. All Oncologists are basically making informed guesses for treatment options as Lung Cancer gets about the least attention (you know, you caused it by smoking) although there are a surprisingly number of new dianosis' of non-smoking teenagers. Another 10-20 years and they might get a handle on it.

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