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    DonnaC asked a questionLung Cancer

    2nd opinion

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      weezyschannel

      Feel free to read my journey on my profile..it was quite a mess .

      about 4 years ago
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      kkgreg

      Unfortunately... you have ALREADY had 4 - 2nd opinion's.
      I went on hospice 2 week's after the end of the 1st round on Chemo.
      Hospice AND Palliative care are wonderful. You actually feel much better after the Chemo starts leaving the body and the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association - hospice delivery company) will take care of all your medication need's and HELP you remain pain free! Good luck to you...
      Greg

      almost 3 years ago
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      Pj243

      DonnaC get a second opinion ! As long as you are willing to fight then fight! At least then you won't have regrets about it? Doesn't the cancer treatment centers of America review your records before you even go there? I personally have not been there but have family that wants me to.

      over 2 years ago
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    Finished radiation last monday. The doctor advised hospice. At least 5 doctors have looked at my records and all concur that chemo would not help and ,in fact, would just make me miserable. All the doctors are from the same hospital group. I have thought of getting an opinion out of the group but logic seems to tell me that I would be chasing rainbows. All the family are aware of my condition. The adenocarcinoma started in lung, and spread to brain, spine, kisney, and lymph nodes. Any thoughts?

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      KarenG_WN

      Hi DonnaC, this is a really good question and I think you'll get a lot of feedback of you post it in our Questions section. You can do this by clicking on Questions in the purple bar above and then start typing in the text box. Please let me know if you have any questions.

      Thank you.

      about 4 years ago
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    DonnaC asked a questionLung Cancer

    Terminal cancer

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      beauty

      depending how old your children are, i would be alittle hesitate to share this information. my children are 38 and 41. i have a very rare type leiomyoscaroma and its in my cells, so travels through the body. my time like you is numbered, but only GOD knows when are time is up, what happens if you live a year. i was told i wouldnt make it to where i am now. my question is to you. do you want to go out with quality of life or go out with taking chemo and going out out pretty sick from the chemo? everyone is different. i want my kids to remember me how i am now happy, laughing and not sick from chemo or radation. its all what the drs. tell you, and how your own body will react and is it going to prolong your life. these questions were no to me. my is very progressive and the treatments will not prolong so i am just enjoying today and pray you find the answer inside yourself what is best for you.

      about 4 years ago
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      nanx

      hello my nan 2days ago found out she had kidney cancer that had spread into main veins into heart etc and was told only 2 months to live. we are disgusted with her doctors 5/6 months back and forth to the doctors test etc and couldnt find the problem untill sunday she turned for the wprse and now its 2 late!!

      almost 4 years ago
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      kkgreg

      Donna... I am in the same position - PLEASE stop radiation and chemo and seek HOSPICE and PALLIATIVE CARE immediately - that will make a world of difference.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation )