packerbacker's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 11 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    over 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It all started with a sore ear and after work-up was found to have tongue cancer. Well, the follow-up PET scan revealed a lung nodule, which revealed cancer cells like those on my tongue. While recovering from that surgery, I fell and fractured my L-3 vertebrae. Surgery revealed a tumor on my spine and a bone scan revealed that the cancer has spread to my bones. I'm told the tumor is aggressive, so radiation will start only a few weeks after back surgery, and the chemo is already under way. They have told me that it is not curable but treatable