• Mjones
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Opdivo

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    The Dr. called today and and my husband will start Opdivo on Monday as a 2nd line treatment for his SCLC. We are so excited for this...

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  1. almost 6 years ago
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    GALLSTONES

    Oh No

    Found out I have gallstones and need to have surgery. I am not sure this is something I want to do at this point in my journey.

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  2. almost 6 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The side effects were terrible! When they did the cervical spine I had a lot of trouble swallowing.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I took a "vacation" from chemo and now the cancer spread to my spine.

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    • MarcM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had blood clots form and turn in to PE's

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Steve1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Ca...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Many side effects. Chemo & radiation saved my mom's life but they were torture for her. During treatment she developed anemia & pn...

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    • Steve1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Ca...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Sacroplasty operation was a success in April of 2013. Sacrum was cemented on 2 sides & a biopsy was thankfully negative. Side effe...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Steve1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Ca...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My mom received 29 weekly chemotherapy sessions & 33 radiations. 12 chemos first, then concurrent chemo & radiation, and then just ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • KatieJ1957
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lun...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I'm on a 3-4 month break from chemo. I was on Alimpta and Avastin maintenance chemo for my stage 4 nsclc after brain tumor removed a...

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    • Rehas5
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    There is far more than one side effect. The drop down box just doesn't know.

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  4. almost 6 years ago
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    Lobectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery 10/26/15. It was strongly recommended that I get the epidural, which I wasnt' crazy about, but I did it. I have to say, it...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • AlisaB
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Ca...
    almost 6 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Chinese herbs/mushrooms and other nutraceuticals (evidenced based CAM)

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