• nikki2
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    My husband has been under Hospice care since early August. He was given a time frame of 2-3 months without treatment and 6-10 months...

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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    oral targeted therapy drug

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    I was started on Xalkori (crizotinib) following diagnoses of the ALK gene. After 29 months of great results there was some slight pr...

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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Fluid removed from lung

    Procedure or Surgery

    I first had a thoracentisis where they drained the fluid from my lung. It was not painful and I had no recovery time. Everything wen...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Had several bouts of extreme diarrhea and some visual disturbances when changing from dark to light rooms. Overall very few side eff...

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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My tumor tested positive for the ALK mutation and I started on Xalkori and oral targeted therapy drug with very few side effects.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Some pain, weakness following surgery but nothing extreme. Did experience a drop in blood pressure that kept me hospitalized an extr...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I Learned I had metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung, cancer cells present in pleural fluid, I had never even heard of adenocarcino...

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    • Mjones
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Sept. 4 CT scan shows an 8mm lesion found on the liver. October 5 MRI shows it has grown to 13mm. Waiting on Biopsy to be scheduled....

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  1. almost 6 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Back unrelated issues

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  2. almost 6 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Tired,pain, weak

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  3. almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tired, weak, in pain

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • h0peful1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosis

    Oh No

    Debilitating lower back pain brought my boyfriend to the emergency room one weekend where they X-rayed and found lesions. Then they ...

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