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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): Minimal side effects of nausea, thrush, heartburn, ringing in the ears.

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    azcat60 wrote on WondersOfLife's wall

    Hi Loni...thanks for the welcome. The last couple of months have been a whrilwind of Dr appts and tests as I am sure you know. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I had my first chemo treatment last week and will go every 3 weeks to receive 2 different chemo treatments. Good news is brain MRI came back the other day good. One little spot that we will watch and redo the MRI and PET scan after 4th treatmtent. The tumor has grown fast. In 6 weeks (between CAT and PET) it grew from 8 x 5.3 to 13.9 x 7.2. I am scared but try to remain positive especially for my family and friends.

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      WondersOfLife

      Staying positive is the key to it all! How wonderful it did not go to your brain! Just keep scanning and staying on top of it. I just finished a second round of Cyberknife for some metastases to my brain, but it keeps it under control so that I don't need to do chemo again for now...

      Great support is awesome too!

      Loni

      over 4 years ago
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      Quita

      I know the feeling. I try to think of other things. The night is what does me in. It is quiet and I am alone with time to think of what the future can or will not bring. Your mental attitute is so important.

      over 4 years ago
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    azcat60 wrote on Martin's wall

    Thanks Martin for posting on my wall. I was diagnosed 8/30 with cancer and then told on 9/10 it is stage 4. My tumor grew from 8X5.3 cms to 13.9X7.2 in 6 weeks (between CAT and PET) I had my first chemo treatment last week and have one every 3 weeks with 2 different types of chemo. I plan to face this head on and stay positive especially for my family. Who are you going through? I am looking for a second opinion to make sure this is the right path of treatment and contacted CTCA yesterday/

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