Cordelia's Journey with Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 78

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After quarterly lung scans for 1 1/2 years, a pet scan, and biopsy (all negative) , my July scan showed the nodules increasing in volume and size. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 bronchioloalveolar carcinoma - both lungs. That was 7 weeks ago. Now we're trying to give it a name and the best treatment - pills or chemo are my only options..

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Second biopsy

    Oh No

    No, my particular kind of cancer has not been diagnosed - as of right now. The lab doing some testing has run out of cells, so I had to have another biopsy today, I think that qualifies as an "Oh No", don't you?

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Collapsed lung

    Oh No

    That "oh no" #2 resulted in 4 days in the hospital with a chest tube. The worst part is I was diagnosed 8 weeks ago and still have not had treatment! I have trouble waiting and waiting and waiting!

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    EGFR & ALK tests negative

    Decision Point

    I will be meeting with a second oncologist on Monday and will begin chemo ASAP. I've been reading all of your comments on side-effects and can't imagine what's ahead for me. It is really helpful to read other folk's journeys. Thank you for that!

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My first chemo, two weeks ago, was not as difficult as I had expected, but the after-effects of the shot the next day were horrendous! I have another treatment and shot next week. It's hard to imagine bones and joints aching the way they did - and it's hard to imagine going through that multiple times. I am learning more about how to take pain medication - sooner rather than later. My hair is almost gone so I have started wearing all kinds of crazy headgear! I can't believe that this is just the beginning!

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    abcessed tooth night before chemo

    Oh No

    Had to reschedule chemo and have tooth pulled. If can't imagine what will come up next!!

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  7. 7
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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