packerbacker's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 53

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First diagnosed with tongue cancer in August of 2011 and underwent radiation and chemo. Follow-up revealed a lung nodule, then I fell and fractured a vertebrae, and scan revealed a primary diagnosis of lung cancer with metastasis to the bone. I have been given 2-3 years and am undergoing chemo with Carboplatin, Cetuximab, and a clinical trial of Vinirelbine and will be scanned every few months and adjust chemo accordingly. I have almost constant nausea and aches and pains everywhere and extreme fatigue

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Combination of Carboplatin, Cetuximab and a clinical trial of Vinirelbine

    Clinical Trial

    Tolerating Vinirelbine with side effects from I'm not sure which med. Nausea, generalized aches and pains, and extreme fatigue.