Hi, How's your husband doing now? How terrible for you in re: the delayed diagnosis. My husband had a cough and was diagnosed with bronchitis and when the cough would not go away an x-ray was taken where it showed signs of pneumonia and after another week a ct scan was taken and there it was--stage IV lung cancer that had spread to the left lung also and some lymph nodes in his neck. He just had his first chemo. We pray all the time.
- Sellersburg, IN
- Member Since Sep 2012
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- Spouse/Partner: Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 52, Stage IV, EGFR mutation positive: No
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Oh No (Misdiagnosed): My hubs cancer was ignored for several months! People left arm pain not only can mean heart problems!!! It also can be a sign of lung cancer! My hubs was having this for several months before being diagnosed,after one night in ER. This first visit was almost exactly two weeks before the actual "DX" would occur ( found out in the next two weeks that his arm pain he went in for first time and also was seen by our internist, was actually a tumor from mets to the bone) we begged for an X-ray just to rule out if he didn't have an unknown injury and was not aware of it! They refused to do it! They told us to follow up with internist, who blew us off, I say this because he never insisted my husband be allowed an MRI, and to do that, all he would of had to have done was get him a simple X-ray to his L arm. They even put him into physical therapy before they even would look at it. But anyhow his arm spontaneously broke ( upper humorous) which was then told to me privately , forcing me to tell MY HUSBAND the news!
I'm so sorry to hear about what you have been through. I just joined the chat today. What does the EFGR mean? Initially my husband had his prostate removed and it was benign. I think it spread from this. He just had surgery on two vertebraes. He has a spot on his spine and his left femur.