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    Journey wrote on 12slimfast's wall

    Hi 12slimfast
    You have come to the right place for support. I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma in my lower right lobe of my lung 8 years ago. I was scared and did not know what to do either. You will be going through lots of scans, and tests as well as seeing lots of doctors. You will be forming a team of doctors to help you. The doctors need to get information to figure out what to do; what options you might have, etc. All of that takes time and in the mean time, I have to say that my mind was going crazy. Try your best to stay calm. I know that is next to impossible, but try. Once the doctors have the information they need and you and your doctors have a plan, you will feel more in control. There are many people here who have been through this and are able to help support you as you go through it. Let us know how we can help.

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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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    Journey wrote on LindaCKaye's wall

    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!