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    Journey,
    Cure Magazine is free so I hope you have subscribed. I agree that it is a very informative magazine. I have been a subscriber since its first magazine...so I am glad you find it informative too.

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    Welcome to WhatNext. What type of lung cancer do you have? How can we help you? I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, Non-Small Cell, 7 years ago. I did have surgery and chemo. When the doctors are trying to figure out the best way to help you, it takes a long time. You will be going through lots of tests and seeing many different doctors. You will have a team of doctors to help you. Once you and your doctor have all the information they need, you and your oncologist will form a plan of attack. It took about 3 months before I started any sort of treatment. Once the plan is in place and you begin treatment, you will feel more in control of the situation. Hold on to hope. There are a lot of new things happening with cancer treatments now.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Finished chemo Feb. 2011. I finished bone medicine August 2017. My scans show that my bones have not changed since I was diagnosed with cancer, so my oncologist thinks it is not in my bones after 7 years. I will see my oncologist once a year after having my yearly CT scan. All good news!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Anemia medicine): Chemo (and surgery) caused me to have anemia. I needed anti-anemia medicine for awhile until my tests came out OK.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Medicine for low white blood cell count): Chemo does cause the white blood cells to go low. When they are low you have no defence to fight off disease. (I stayed away from germs, public, and children.) I needed injections to boost my white count many times, and it was amazing how fast that little shot did the job. Some times I had some bone pain after the shot. Remember those busy little white cells in the bone marrow are growing very fast in a crowded place, after the shot. The shot allowed me to continue chemo as scheduled. Once I was given a short chemo break because the white count kept on going too low. Remember that the goal is to kill the cancer cells and not allow them to grow, yet save the patient.