Peg's Journey with Lung Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 59

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    • Peg
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    my husband had just recovered from legionairs disease a year before his cancer diagnosis. All we kept thinking was the struggle we had just gone through and now this.

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    • Peg
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    he had 10 radiation treatments on a tumor found on his L5 which is how they found his lung cancer, it had matastized to his spine and was causing him alot of pain

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Peg
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    he was always so sharp and now for him not to remember things was very difficult for all of us especially him

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    • Peg
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

    he has a terrible cough that is so difficult to deal with, this has to be the worst part of it all. He is very thin and this cough is causing him alot of pain in his chest and across his shoulders

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    • Peg
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

    he was never a very big man to start with, before he was diagnosed with cancer he had always weighed about 145 lbs ( well before he had legionnairs that is what he weighed) now he is lucky if he breaks 100lbs and that is on a good week. He has no appetite and the doctors have tried all the appetite increasing meds, finally found one that works for him. But at times I think his depression takes over his appetite.

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