• swfl51
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    All biopsies were in vain, 4 different surgeons could not get a sample to use for mutation evaluation. Extremely frustration

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • swfl51
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    The day my husband was told he had stage 1V lung cancer

    Oh No

    At that moment in time, life changed forever and never to be what it was before Cancer

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    • DnLoyet
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tiredness/weakness to an unexpected degree

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • DorothyKay
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    The doctor told me that I was in remission July 2015, eight months after I was first diagnosed.

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    • DorothyKay
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

    I have been hospitalized twice since April 2015 for pneumonitis caused by the chemo and radiation treatments. The first hospitaliza...

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    • DorothyKay
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I have nerve damage in my feet and the tips of my fingers from the chemo. I take Gabapentin for it and it helps ease the pain.

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    • DorothyKay
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The initial chemo treatment did not affect my daily life too much. The sie effects from the combined chemo and radiation have taken...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    almost 6 years ago
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    cancer-free

    Celebration

    Two years after diagnosis and multiple treatments, I was declared cancer-free. Prayers and support from friends and family, along w...

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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After whole brain radiation and a 3 months recovery, I began several rounds of different chemotherapy drugs for 1 more year to conti...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Whole brain radiation was done. The radiation itself was painless, but I had to take large doses of steroids to prevent swelling if...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    On the last day of radiation I got a very intense headache. After a CAT scan it was determined that cancer had spread to my brain. ...

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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Initially there were no side effects from radiation. As treatments progressed over the 9 weeks of treatment. Some skin burning and...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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