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    Well its been a while since I have posted on this site. Here is my update. October 2014 I went through the removal of my left lower lobe due to lung cancer, I had one session of chemo and could do no more. My last scan was April 2017 and as of today I'm cancer free as far as I know. My next scan is April 20, 2018. I had made the decision to stop all scans as the anxiety was to great. I been having some rectal bleeding (thinking hemmoroids) since November 2017, March 2018 I went to the doctor and she recommended another CT scan and Colonoscopy. Colonoscopy is scheduled for March 30, 2018. I'm so scared, I have been putting this off thinking that the bleeding would stop at some point but to no avail. I've turned to this site today to ask for prayers and advice on how to keep myself together. I've never really come to terms with the lung cancer, I've always thought it was something else. Any prayers, advice and just an everything is going to alright would greatly help me right now. Thank you for listening.

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      Bug

      How are you doing these days? Thinking of you.

      about 2 years ago
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      maryjimhath

      Hi Bug! I found out last summer I had breast cancer too. I had a lumpectomy done Oct 11th and had radiation on my breast every day (except) Sat and Sun for 5 1/2 weeks because they didn’t get it all. I got really tired and had to go back on a low dose steroid. I also had to put my dog to sleep about 6 wks ago. That was the hardest thing. She was 12 yrs old and understood everything I said. She was my baby and best friend. I’m trying really hard to keep my spirits up and praying God will help me get through this. Let me know how you are doing and sending you prayers and hugs!!!

      about 2 years ago
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      Bug

      maryjimhath, I'm very sorry to hear about the breast cancer. I hope all is well from here on out. And I'm so sorry about your dog. I dread the day... Take good care. Sending you prayers and hugs as well. :-)

      godsgift, how are you doing?

      about 2 years ago
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    godsgift asked a questionLung Cancer

    Pain after lung removal

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      Shoemaker

      I'm just beginning my journey on June 4th I had a fourth of my left lower lobe removed.they didnt even think it was cancer.but it ended up being atypical carcanomia. The pathology report showed what my pet scan didnt I have more in the margins and on August 6th I have to have the rest of the left lower lung removed.i still have pain but its controlled right now.my problem is there are spots in my upper left lobe they say aren't cancer yet.do I have them take the whole left lung out.im 58 and had one heart attack I'm afraid of the limits my life would have with one lung

      almost 3 years ago
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      Shoemaker

      I'm just beginning my journey on June 4th I had a fourth of my left lower lobe removed.they didnt even think it was cancer.but it ended up being atypical carcanomia. The pathology report showed what my pet scan didnt I have more in the margins and on August 6th I have to have the rest of the left lower lung removed.i still have pain but its controlled right now.my problem is there are spots in my upper left lobe they say aren't cancer yet.do I have them take the whole left lung out.im 58 and had one heart attack I'm afraid of the limits my life would have with one lung

      almost 3 years ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      @Shoemaker, this is a decision that you'll have to make ... a HARD decision, for sure. I just wanted to tell you that I have quite a few friends who are living pretty well with just one lung. I don't know that any of them have had heart attacks.

      I think if you decided to have your complete left lung removed, you would need to be diligent with exercising and building up the remaining lung as much as possible.

      What's your oncologist suggest?

      (I don't know for sure, but you might want to copy your post above and pose it as a new question. More people who might be able to chime in would likely see it that way. There may be people with actual experience who can tell you about their own experiences.)

      Wishing you the very best of luck!!!

      almost 3 years ago
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    godsgift asked a questionLung Cancer

    NON-small cell lung cancer

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      godsgift

      the recommended chemo is docetaxel and cisplatin

      over 6 years ago
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      adf3

      Docetaxel (taxotere) and Cisplatin is fairly standard. If you are talking about which chemo agents have the fewest side effects then you need to ask your Onc Dr. If you have never received chemo then you may not know you are given a cocktail of "pre-meds" before chemo treatments that can greatly reduce chemo side effects such as nausea/vomiting. You are given prescriptions that are for nausea that you take as your ONC Dr advises. I agree with LiveWithCancer that you must remain in close communication with your treatment team of your Dr and chemo nurses. They can direct you down the best path. Good Luck !!

      over 6 years ago
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      RIVERDALE

      I don't hear anyone saying that their doctors recommend nutrition to keep up their immune system while they are on treatment with surgery and chemo......I think this is a big mistake as I went through all that and have more cancer now than when they started....I am waiting for my next appointment now wondering if they have anything to offer me but we are juicing and taking lots of supplements hoping that might make some difference

      over 6 years ago