brachlefam's Journey with Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Family/Friend: Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 80

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Fluid in the abdomen (ascites)

    Side Effects

    fluid retention - everywhere. Around heart and surgeon not comfortable operating to drain fluid because also on heart medicine that acts as a blood thinner.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Look for other treatment options or receive hospice and keep him comfortable

    Decision Point

    Cancer Dr. says no more chemo due to body's inability to handle side effects. Chemo has reduced size of cancer tumor, but Dr. says no more treatment. Therefore just hospice or home health care and keep him comfortable. We are not ready to give up.

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