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    sap525 asked a questionLung Cancer

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      figaro

      A side effect of chemo is decreased red cell count, white cell count, hemoglobin and hematocrit. The best way to deal with it is procrit or something similar. He will feel better after a few days. I have had procrit once and neulasta (for low white count) twice.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Thanks

      almost 3 years ago
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      barryboomer

      It's normal for chemo.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation )

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      Had radiation done to chest, pain and burning in the area. Radiation damage to the esophagus. Trouble swallowing and have to have dialations done to esophagus.

      about 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Stent placement in the airway): seems to be breathing a lot better

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    sap525 asked a questionLung Cancer

    My husband's has one lesion on his brain now,

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      maryjimhath

      I had the cyber knife procedure done last Thursday. I also have stage IV lung cancer and they found one tumor on my brain through MRI the Friday before. I had headaches and felt pressure in my head. It affected my vision and made me feel dizzy and unstable. I did pass out one time. As soon as they found the tumor I was set up with a Radiologist and told about the cyber knife. Then I had the mask made and more ex rays and CT scan on my brain. They set me up with a Neurosurgeon who was there during the procedure. I was put on steroids the day they found the tumor and that helped a lot with the swelling. The actual procedure was onLy about 15 to 20 minutes for me and I felt nothing, just like a exray. I was a little tired that afternoon but the steroids really give me energy and I already feel so much better. It's only been 5 days. I go back to see the Radiologist this Thursday but they will not do another MRI until about 6 weeks. Having the mask done was the hardest part. But close your eyes and know you are doing what you need to do to stop this bad thing called cancer. God bless you and I will be praying for you. Let me know how things go. It really is the easiest things I've had to do.

      about 3 years ago
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      Thank you for all the responses. My husband had the procedure done a couple of days ago, and seems to be doing fine. The doctor gave him a prescription for some steroids to help with the headaches afterwards. He seems to be tolerating it just fine. His hair is falling out, but that is also from the chemo. Thanks again, and I will definitely keep all of you in our prayers

      about 3 years ago
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      I recently met two people at a Lung Cancer alliance party and both had Cyber Knife for multiple brain mets. and that was 5 years ago. They have been cancer free ever since the return to the brain.

      about 3 years ago
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