SBB's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage IIB, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • SBB
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had been diagnosed with pnuemonia for months and expected another round of antibiotics when the cancer diagnosis was made.

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    • SBB
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lobectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery was complicated by a staph infection and thirty days in ICU. Chest tube stayed in for 8 weeks! Awful but happy to be alive!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • SBB
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was easy to receive but the side effects were difficult. I wound up in the hospital after three of four treatments. It was difficult on my digestive system and caused severe nausea, vomiting. And passing out.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    • SBB
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Happy knowing that chemo is overand every day I am going to be stronger and better than the day before!

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  5. 5
    • SBB
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Mets to bones. Tested positive for Alk 4 mutation. Started Xalcori and praying for good response.

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