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    Decision Point (Next step): I completed chemo. We did a PET scan. They could not detect any cancer in my body. Yet they still want to rip out my lung. It seems so drastic to me. I understand their reasoning. I just don't want to do it. The more I read, the more confused I am. Prognosis for pneumonectomy doesn't seem to be all that great. I doubt there is anyone out here who hasn't heard about the promise of hemp oil. Guess what I'm considering? Stupid? Maybe. Conventional Western medicine brought me to this point. I just know that once that lung is gone ... it's gone. Will I regret not giving hemp oil a chance first??

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      ridopepper

      PET scans are not that reliable. I had 2 nodes in my lungs and it only detected 1. It also said my lymph nodes were just slightly enlarged and not hot, they were cancerous. They took out my right upper lobe and lymph nodes. Now they are saying Chemo/Radiation. In the end you will choose what is best for you. Someone gave me some really good advice today. If I go through with it and my cancer returns, I have done everything I could do. If I don't try, I will not know. Good luck with your decision. Hugz

      almost 7 years ago
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      LM, That is exactly where I am. I am currently NED, but they are still wanting to take out my left lung in 3 weeks. Like you, I am not sure that I want to proceed with that particular treatment, especially since there is no guarantee that the small cell won't come back just because we cut out the source of origin. I have been considering hemp oil. I am doing CBD oil right now (hemp, but without the THC). I do know of one person who has small cell lung cancer and the hemp oil is helping to shrink his tumors. I have done a lot of research and THC helps shrink small cell lung cancers, but there is one mutant strain (and I am not a geneticist, so I didn't understand a lot of it)of lung cancer that THC actually causes it to multiply faster. I have a very mutant lung cancer with three different cell types: small cell, adenocarcinoma, and carcinocarsinoma, so I am afraid to do the THC part. Let me know what you plan on doing.

      almost 7 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): In talking to my oncodoc, this is my last poisoning!! Hurry up and wait to see what's next.

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      Absolutely..this is normal and I still cry and I am 2 years out from my original dx. You need to connect with other LC people in your area..look for support groups, look for cancer resources and go easy on yourself you are suffering from PTSD..its normal.

      almost 7 years ago
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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Just had the meeting with the oncodoc today after a CT scan on Tuesday. The tumor has shrunk 60%!!! Hot diggity!! We are doing 2 more cycles of chemo to see if we can't kick its butt all the way back to where it came from! Or make the operation easier. Either way!

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      So happy for you! Hope things keep on going your way!

      almost 7 years ago