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    Hi! I read your profile and am very impressed I to have recently diagnosed with stage Iv nsclung cancer was also scared to death. I had my first chemo tuesday Jan 14 2014. carboplatin alminta and avastin. Today is thurs and I am very fatigued. I don't care about losing my hair. I'll laugh and put on a baseball cap. I'm not nauseas,but very bloated and tons of gas. I'm 68 and have a good since of humor and I will laugh at myself have a lot of faith and will kick this cancer in the XXX!!!

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      Hi Smoky,

      As you know I was dxd on November 12, 2012-my first chemo was in late January of 2013- in May I went into remission and yesterday my doctor took me off of Avastin maintenance. I am very happy. Read my blog for more stuff that will make you laugh. Keep in touch with me

      http://battlecancer2013.blogspot.com/

      April

      over 5 years ago
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    I was diagnosed in Dec. Stagelv lung cancer. 1st chemo yesterday,so far I feelfine,but I'm waiting for bottom to fall out had neulastin shot today. The side effects I think are very scary. Have chemo every 3 weeks and blood work everyweek i'm on Carboplatin Avastin and alminta. I don't know how long my treatments are there is so much they throw at you your mind spins I try taking notes, but it is all tomuch I'm a fighter and I'm trying to keep a positive attitude I even laugh at myself. I'm fighting with my oxygen tank and could heave it,but then I would not so well I wonder if I will ever get rid of the tank. I'm rambling sorry. What more can I expect hair loss and all that

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      I am sorry you are going through this. But Chemo is not as bad as you think. Especially with the Alimta..The carbo will make you loose your hair..But the Avastin and the Alimta are newer chemos with far less side effects.

      But cancer is not a party for anyone. but you need to make sure you are with a Lung Cancer expert.Thats the best hing you can do. post how you are doing.

      Lots of great sites with info. Just take it a day at a time.

      over 5 years ago
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    smoky5 asked a questionLung Cancer

    my 1st chemo treatment today

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      glam

      Dear smoky5, I don't have lung cancer but there is a whatnexter here called "CAS1" who also has stage IV lung cancer and she is really very knowledgeable and helpful....I have learned a lot with her about genomic testing and much more....so just a tip in case you want to contact her.....I think it would be really great for you....Hope that helps....wishing you all the best in your chemo treatment and that you really kick cancer butts out of your body....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 5 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Happy you're doing relatively well! As for if it's normal I can't help, not my type of cancer but I had chemo for another type and again wasn't stage 4. The shots for white cell count are normal for most of us. I wish you well.

      over 5 years ago
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      Congrats on completing your first treatment, and best of luck with the rest. My husband did very well with his neoadjuvant chemo (E,C,F and then D,C,F) and did well on carboplaten (which he had concurrent with radiation). The adjuvant chemo was an all together different story (FOLFOX). For him, the bottom dropped after having the 5-FU pump removed on the Wednesday after chemo on Monday. It is also accumulative, meaning that as you go through your chemo cycles, you'll feel more side effects. Stay hydrated, being dehydrated made his nausea much, much worse. He would have a blood draw every week and saw the oncologist every week he had chemo. If asked, he would say that the white blood cell booster was worse than everything but radiation. He got that shot only twice during his first 6 cycles of chemo but nearly every other week during this last six cycles. Best wishes.

      over 5 years ago
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