Leung's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62

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    • Leung
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I thought I might have thyroid cancer, it turned out to be lung, stage 4

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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It reinflated my lung for which I am so very thankful for! i could breathe so much easier again, however I was not prepared for the pain in my throat and what they called radiation recall on my back. Ouch! It's is where I lost 15 lbs from eating so little. But it shrank the tumor and I would do it all over again if need be!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It's easier than I thought! No kidding! It's the needles I hate! Once I'm past that, I'm good!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

    They are having me wait for 8 weeks then ct then this is my second round of waiting 8 weeks and ct again. Some growing, some shrinking, some staying the same. I'm not curable but I would like another 20 years. I'm determined to do so. Docs., don't think so, but they don't know what a fighter I am! Darn platelets!

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    • Leung
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I've had a break from my chemo since November , but this past Thursday, my ct showed my cancer growing and 2 new spots. Pooh! I am thankful for every day I'm blessed with! Hopefully I can get through 6 more treatments for another break. I am positive and will never, ever give up hope! Stage4 is scary, but not impossible. I'm meaning more and more people almost every day that have gotten way more time than the docs expected. I am now on that list! Just a bit over, but I have passed my expiration date!

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