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    brachlefam asked a questionLung Carcinoid Tumor

    What do you do when the cancer dr. says cannot do chemo anymore because of fluid retention? Should we get a second opinion?

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      tombo

      if the doctor is talking about a hospice,,i would most DEFINATLY get a second opinion!!!,,hey,,we all no how hard this is,,,keep fighting,,i do,,even when i want to give up,,i mean,,almost 2 years later,,and they are treating my cancer as a chronic illness,,,chemo every 3 weeks,,,pluse ,,the nueslasta,,the bone streangthener stuff,,,i think thats what its called,,my God,,its very painful,,ohhh well,,i am still here,,and the good days are about 50%,,and today i feel good,,i hope your father in law gets well,,,go make him laugh!!

      over 4 years ago
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      Lavonne

      Carm Goodwill 1141...I am interested in the Dr info you listed below. Out of options for treatment for my sister in law and was wondering how to contact you privately for the info on the Dr. you refer too. Thanks

      over 4 years ago
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      diovino

      I can only tell you from my experience that I had fluid build up in my abdomen and have it drained twice. Once in nov 2012 and again7 weeks later on jan 9 2013. I don't know when the next time will be but my dr said it was part of course with this cancer. I always feel 100% better while they are actually doing the drain, and I leave the Hosp feeling so much better. I hope this helps feel free to email you need more info.

      about 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (Look for other treatment options or receive hospice and keep him comfortable): Cancer Dr. says no more chemo due to body's inability to handle side effects. Chemo has reduced size of cancer tumor, but Dr. says no more treatment. Therefore just hospice or home health care and keep him comfortable. We are not ready to give up.

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    Side Effects (Fluid in the abdomen (ascites)): fluid retention - everywhere. Around heart and surgeon not comfortable operating to drain fluid because also on heart medicine that acts as a blood thinner.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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