nanrex's Journey with Lung Cancer

Survivor: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 65

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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    was found in er when i went in for a really bad stomach ache. unknown cause for pancreatitis, as i am a non drinker, but the occurance revealed a tumor in my lower lobe of right lung...

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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery to remove the lower lobe of right lung was a walk in the park. post op was smoothe i was able to be pro-active in healing which was wonderful

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    unlike the surgery, chemo put me down within two weeks. missed lots of work, was sick, lost weight. onocologist decided cisplatin was not leaving my body. had shots for low white blood and a wonderful transfusion for low red blood. took me until june 2012 to get over most of the chemo symtoms. still have a strong ringing in my right ear that won't go away.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    almost all of the above. vitamin b12 finally helped with chemo brain and energy loss...

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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    just had my ct scan, and all is clear. i am free for 6 months until the next scan. still have to have blood work every 3 months. i see my onocologist next week to go over the ct scan, but i have gotten word of no new tumors. YEA!

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    • nanrex
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    still deciding which way i will go if it comes back.

    Decision Point

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

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