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    ruby asked a questionLung Cancer

    ANXIETY.

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I think most of us get "scanxiety". Those of us who have completed treatment remember all we had to go through to get where we are, and we really don't want to have to do the chemo & radiation & surgery again. And we worry that it might be worse this time. I think it's natural to have those fears. I won't say they are groundless, but worrying won't help. Easy to say, a LOT harder not to do. Hang in there.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Journey

      Hi Ruby,
      I am anxious about scans too, and it has been 3 years since my diagnosis. I am in remission and I really don't ever want it to return, but know that it could. Best wishes for a good scan!
      --Journey

      almost 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      ruby,

      Thank you for sharing your question. This seems to be a common question on the site - here we call it "Scanxiety." We wrote an article on this fear a few months ago - I copied the link below. Perhaps you will find it helpful.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/scanxiety-sound-familiar

      Best wishes,
      David

      almost 4 years ago
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    ruby asked a questionLung Cancer

    brain radiation

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      cam32505

      Ask about the side effects. I have a friend who had radiaiton to the brain, and she has to take seizure medicine. Another person had it, and the radiation cause a brain bleed.

      almost 4 years ago
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      kkgreg

      NO... radiation to the brain is a PROPHYLACTIC MEASURE, which mean's they are irradiating your 'brain' so, if it work's, your symptoms MIGHT be easier - there is NO PROVEN BENEFIT that this procedure does ANY good at all.
      BUT, it DOES BRING THE HOSPITAL/CLINIC TON'S OF money FOR DOING IT!!!
      Sorry, but that is the way it is...

      almost 4 years ago
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      Journey

      Ruby,
      I have no experience with this, so can not really be of much help. Is this for mets to the brain? Perhaps you should ask your team of doctors to see what they think. You want to look over all the pros and cons of the treatment. I wish you all the best.
      --Journey

      almost 4 years ago
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    Pet scan. AT 18 months I am cancer free and very grateful.

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    o I loved your story. I was diagnosed with stage 1B lung cancer in Feb. 2012. I was very fortunate that it was caught early. It is still cancer and I was very scared. Had my right lower lung removed and took chemo and then brain radiation. I do not know how my two shitzus new I felt so alone but they never left my side and got as close to me as they could. My husband has been a great help but my dogs with their big eyes keep me grounded Just by snuggling up close. I just hag a ct scan of my brain and a Pet s

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