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    Shoeless wrote on LoveMyLife's wall

    Welcome to the group and congrats on beating the beast. Early diagnosis is the most important thing. I too survived stage 2a adenocarcinoma in my left lung in 2001. Chemo & surgery, no radiation. I've found members here to be helpful with questions or concerns I've had in the past ~ not so much recently since it's been over 20 years since my recovery but I'm always happy to offer any information I can. Not that I'm the most knowledgeable person here.

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    wmsavs wrote on LoveMyLife's wall

    Hi LoveMyLife, I love the name. Welcome to WhatNext, we're a helpful group that is here to join you during your journey. Coincidentally that's just how many of us catch cancer earlier- by accident. The only suggestion I can offer for now is to ask about your potential for receiving an immunotherapy if the chemo proves to be either less effective or completely ineffective. Please keep us posted about your journey.

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      LoveMyLife

      Thank you for your reply wmsavs. I did have 4 of 12 rounds of durvalumab (imfinzi) but it was stopped due to pneumonitis. I was told sometimes it just takes a bit of immunotherapy to kickstart the body's own immune system so I am going with that :)

      5 months ago
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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness))

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    Radiation: The effects of radiation were not so much instantly felt but appeared later in the journey.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): On vacation I was hospitalized after a near drowning experience. Due to trouble regaining my ability to breathe I was given a CT scan and an X-ray that revealed the cancer. Such a blessing to have discovered it before it became more advanced.