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lanarc
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Joined: Oct 2000

My mother was diagnosed two months ago with adenocarcinoma in the left lung. The doctors say because the sack around the lung was full of cancer they can not operate or radiate. Her only hope is chemo and then at the most she will survive a year. We are looking for anyone who has survived this form of adenocarcinoma. Please if you know of anyone who can help let me know. Thank you.

loulou
Posts: 66
Joined: Sep 2000

Jan. 2000, I was dianosed with non small cell lung cancer. It had already spread to the lymph nodes and I had two small tumors in my brain. What I have discovered going thourgh these last 11 months, is attitude, spirituality, chemo, prayers, and friends and family are your power to fighting cancer. Oh yeah, and humor! Since April 2000 I have been in remission. I chose not to listen to statistics from the very beginning. I hope this helps. loulou

duge
Posts: 4
Joined: Oct 2000

Hi, glad to hear you doing so well. what is your current treatment. Today I went to the doctor for
my PET scan results and a ct scan results. The
cancer in my lungs appears to gone and their not
sure about my arm and leg. I had old injurys there which may light up on a Pet test. They tell me my results were great. What happens when you go in remission? do you go into trials or keep
taking low chemo. I went to see a lung surgeon
to see if there anything he can do for me. He is going to reveiw my films and get back to me.
Did you have any lymph nodes or lung operation or brain operation to determine type/confirm cancer.

gjeans50
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2010

loulou
You are the first success I have read and I am so happy to hear that you went in remission. I agree that your attitude. prayers etc help. I plan to be a survivor. I would love to talk to you sometimes. I will be praying for all of us
Gloria Stewart

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stayingcalm
Posts: 656
Joined: Feb 2007

gjeans,

These are very old posts, from 2000. Many people feel they no longer need a forum like this to vent and celebrate in, once they've finished their treatment. There are still plenty of us here who are surviving past our "due dates" and beyond, though ;-) My story - diagnosed with NSCLC in 2005, chemo, radiation, clinical trial, brain mets & surgery, WBR, Tarceva = remission/NED this year.

I know treatment for small cell is probably a little different and I can't recommend anything since I don't know much about small cell but it sounds like you're well on your way toward being a survivor! What kind of chemo are you getting?

Best of luck to you, and keep us posted,
stayingcalm

sleepless in jersey
Posts: 185
Joined: Feb 2011

My Mom is 60 and recently dx with adenocarcinoma lung, brain, spine and pelvis stage 4. she has started 2nd tx of radiation to the brain after brain surgery and will start low dose of carboplatin and alimta oh and zameta (for the bones) will increase once off the 10 tx of radiation. I did mention to the nurse practitioner about avastin because we went for a 2nd opinion to sloan and they said to do avastin, carboplatin and alimta where her doc just changed her mind from cisplatin to carboplatin, she sounded very puzzled with giving avastin with brain mets...
Could you shed any light on this?

casey21
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2011

Hi

I am newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma stage 4 because it is spread in the left lung and is inoperable. I do have the EGFR gene mutation and I am on the 20th day of Tarceva 100mg plus Celebrex 200 mg 4 times a day. I'm getting only a rash on my chest area up to my neck though the skin on my face is like sandpaper. I am so worried because it seems that a bad rash means it is working. I feel great etc. What put you into remission? Was it the Tarceva. Do you have the gene mutation. My PET and brain MRI were negative except for the lung and adjacent mediastinum.

I would really appreciate an answer.

Thanks so much

casey21
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2011

Hi

I am newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma stage 4 because it is spread in the left lung and is inoperable. I do have the EGFR gene mutation and I am on the 20th day of Tarceva 100mg plus Celebrex 200 mg 4 times a day. I'm getting only a rash on my chest area up to my neck though the skin on my face is like sandpaper. I am so worried because it seems that a bad rash means it is working. I feel great etc. What put you into remission? Was it the Tarceva. Do you have the gene mutation. My PET and brain MRI were negative except for the lung and adjacent mediastinum.

I would really appreciate an answer.

Thanks so much

casey21
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2011

Hi

I am newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma stage 4 because it is spread in the left lung and is inoperable. I do have the EGFR gene mutation and I am on the 20th day of Tarceva 100mg plus Celebrex 200 mg 4 times a day. I'm getting only a rash on my chest area up to my neck though the skin on my face is like sandpaper. I am so worried because it seems that a bad rash means it is working. I feel great etc. What put you into remission? Was it the Tarceva. Do you have the gene mutation. My PET and brain MRI were negative except for the lung and adjacent mediastinum.

I would really appreciate an answer.

Thanks so much

ontime00
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug 2000

i was told 12 mo one year ago. i am waterskiing yesterday. i have been on 2 programs todate. i donot know of a survivor but my plan is to stay alive and well every day i can. i have stage 4 and chemo options only. i enrolled myself at md anderson and found the iressa program. my local oncologest has seen me 3 times with a total of 40 minutes of conversation in 12 months. i hope you can find a better one than this looser.

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