Marilita'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, Female, Age: 72

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I didn't believe it. I was just about to have knee replacement surgery and they did an X-ray (for people of a "certain" age. How could I have lung cancer and have no symptoms?

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I've been on several types of chemo for over 2 years now. The administration of the chemo (expecially when I was on oral chemo) is very easy. There are no side effects during the time I was in the fusion room.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Over the last 2 years the side effects have become worse and worse. Fatigue, hair thinning (even for awhile, I got longer eyelashes and eyebrows), flu-like symptoms, depression, bowel problems, mouth sores, memory loss - just to name a few. I am going to get a break from chemo for about 3 months and I hope that my body improves somewhat. The increase in the number and intensity of side effects has caused more depression..

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