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    Hi KathyMarie, Welcome to What Next. You will find lots of very helpful people here. I am on the same journey as you, Stage 3 lung cancer. It is not an easy journey, but we will get thru it! Good luck!

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    Treatment on standstill, until esophagitis and stomach ulcers calm down. Very painfull. Possible tube placement in small intestine for nutrition. Lost a lot of weight. I thought i handled pain pretty well until this...

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      I had radiation to the neck/throat/jaw bone area in 2009 with the same problems you are describing. They wanted to put in a feeding tube prior to all of my surgery and treatments but I refused that saying that the last time I had a tube in my throat I gagged on it constantly. The surgeon was going to put one in my belly like you say is a possibility too. Luckily I had problems eating and swallowing, but not so bad that I couldn't tough it out and get through it. I was starting to think that my decision wasn't a good one though.

      about 1 month ago
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      Thanks Greg, I have to have RAD & Chemo together or it doesnt work. I too questioned my decision. But got off that track quickly. There has to be a way to help the severe pain. I think Rad didnt take me seriously when I said i could not swallow to eat. When he saw the weight loss in 3 days he sent me to ER. Hydrated, endoscopy, last Tues, just now starting to get Boost, broth down. Better days ahead!! Thinking positive!

      about 1 month ago
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    Good luck! I am 76, stage 3 lung ca, chose treatment. I too, have hubby, 3 children and 5 grands. I chose treatment to have more time with family. Praying for continued results for all of us

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      Salical: Good luck to you. My oncologist called me this morning to say that she wants me to see a radiology oncologist for possible radiation. I have one tumor left in the lung and she feels that this can be eradicated with radiation. I'm in agreement with this. Doctor also said that she would prefer to take me off the Opdivo in place of the radiation. So here's hope!

      about 1 month ago
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      Yay!! Good news for you!

      about 1 month ago
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