MarcM's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 11 years ago, Male, Age: 65, Stage Recurrent, EGFR mutation positive: No

  1. 1
    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 10 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    9-17-11

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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    about 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    about 10 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Daily drive a pain. Machine down causing return trips a few times.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    17 month after original diagnosis and 7 months after "no active cancer in torso" a 2.6cm tumor is found in brain and a 2.3 cm tumor is found in right adrenal gland.

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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Gamma Knife fro Brain Tumor Met

    Procedure or Surgery

    Having to take tapered Dexamethasone for 6 weeks. Gained 30 pounds, swollen hands, swollen ankles, eating like a racehorse, sleeping 3 to 4 hours max, but hopefully will get better as tapering continues.

    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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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started Carbo and Alimta for adrenal tumor.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    went in to find cause of swelling affecting balance

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had blood clots form and turn in to PE's

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had right adrenal gland removed after tumor reoccured in it 3 times

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    NED

    Celebration

    6 months and 2 scans out from removal of adrenal gland and all clear!

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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    My right leg feels like a sack of flour. Foot is tingling and occasionally has shooting pains.

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