• Stage 4 lung cancer with met's to the brain

    Asked by PennieEckard on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Stage 4 lung cancer with met's to the brain

    Has anyone been diagnosed with non-small cell adenocarcinoma stage 4? I was diagnosed in May with metastasis to the brain. I had radiation which has reduced the brain tumors from 5 tumors to 3. Will have another MRI in October. Am undergoing chemotherapy for the lung cancer currently. Have one more treatment. They have not been able to locate the location of the lung cancer.
    I am looking for anyone that has stage 4 and survived.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • mccanbl's Avatar

      Hi PennieEckard
      I was diagnosed with Stage IV in April of this year. I have completed 7 rounds of Chemo and now in remission. I am on maintenance chemo (Avistin) every 3 weeks. Not only do I survive I am doing very well hope you are too. I see you live in Curtice Oh I am from Toledo (East) we are almost neighbors. Let me know if you have any questions or need to talk.
      Good luck and God Bless

      over 8 years ago
    • stage5guy's Avatar

      I am stage 4 with mets to spine. I am also ALK positive and on gene therapy (Xalkori). I was diagnosed in December. Don't give up, exercise, eat impeccably well, protect your immune system and don't accept everything your ocologist says or recommends at face value. Ask questions, get second opinions, insist on tests for gene mutations and rearrangements. Be apeaceful warrior, but fight for sure!

      over 8 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Hi PennieEckard,
      I wasn't really given a "stage." I first had a tumor on my tongue (July, 2011), then a lung nodule, then a tumor around my spine, and then was told my primary is lung cancer with mets to the bone. I was told it isn't curable but is treatable. I am currently undergoing radiation to the spine, and 3 chemo meds, one a clinical trial. My doc said we will continue chemo for now, no end date given. I only found out in August, 2012, but I am a survivor! I plan on enjoying many more days surviving! I hope we all can enjoy every day we have!! Best of luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • PennieEckard's Avatar

      Hi everyone. I just figured out how to get aroung the site. When I signed up, I was going through a lot and my was not able to complete tasks. I would like to thank all of you for responding and I apologize, now, two years later I am getting back to you. I hope all of you are well.

      I would like to give you an update. The cancer returned in my spine. I went through radiation and The PET scan showed the spine is now cancer free. I still have a node in lymph node in my chest and will continue Alimta-mantaince chemotherapy. Then about two weeks I had 2 MRI's and another PET scan because they thought the brain cancer was back. The PET showed it was NOT!

      I hope you are well. I will be praying for all of us that battling cancer. If I can help in any way, please let me know. Bless you.

      over 6 years ago

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