gmorcutt's Journey:

Survivor: Lung Cancer > Non-Small Cell > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IB, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • gmorcutt
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I've never smoked. Luckily I had a wheeze and a cough, and my physician sent me straight for an x-ray. He didn't treat it as asthma.

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    • gmorcutt
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Pneumonectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Entire left lung removed. Tumor was at the very top of lower left lobe.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Cisplatin and Navelbine. Navelbine caused phlebitis, so then they put in a PICC line. Lots of fatigue; some depression. Cisplatin caused some neuropathy in my feet. Shaved my head early on, but it never fell out! Four rounds - twelve weeks. Awfully, but I made it through!

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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