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duge
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Joined: Oct 2000

hi my name is doug, iwas diagnosed with adencarcinoma in th eleft lung and
spread to the shoulder(bone) ive completed my 4th chemo and have had a
70%reduction after the second chemo any id like to hear from anybody who has
been in this situation, or could give me any advice about doctors. thank you

patrick
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2000

Welcome to the group nobody wants to be in until you're here. I heard that somewhere, but like it. Make sure you are in control of your own future. Make sure you know the choices by doing what you are doing, getting additional opinions, reading everything you can find on point and then YOU making the decisions. GOOD LUCK

duge
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Joined: Oct 2000

Hi Patrick, I so glad to hear your story. I have a family that needs me. Iam still
working fulltime and my cancer in the lungs appears to gone into remission. Their not sure about the mets on the bone. The PET test was unclear and they wnat me to do another one. Iam scared to keep doing this test what are they putting into our bodys.
I have changed my life and eating habits. I went to see a natural doctor and he has me on a all veg diet/carrott juice and other things. I think this has helped my cancer. I don't ge sick any more with chemo and I feel stronger. They say my response has been GREAT! I have only been in treatment for 3 months but it seems like a life time. This cancer has changed my life and brought me closer to God. Let me know what treatment your in and how is it working

Best Luck, Duge

patrick
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2000

Duge, If you read my page you know that I had high risk rectal ca. in 91. A few months ago they found nodules that they thought were ca in a CT Scan because of breathing problems. They told me they ruled out all the inflammatory possibilities by checking tissue samples from a bronchoscopy. Today I got the results of another CT. The nodules have not grown, some have gone away and others have appeared. They are still concerned about mets, but now think I may have some sort of rare inflammatory disease. Who knows, but that is much better news than if they were just growing.

good luck!!!!!!! Patrick

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marcy
Posts: 58
Joined: Dec 2000

Hi Patrick. I've been reading your posts. I pray you are doing better. My dad has small cell carsinoma of the lung and liver. We just found out in Oct. He has had 2 rounds of chemo. (they can not do radiation due to liver can't take radiation) Anyway, he is doing better. Right before his 2nd treatment, they did an xray of chest. The tumor was not even showing up in the lung!
Anyway, please let us know how you are. Wow! 10 year survivor! You are an inspiration. Please keep the faith and positive attitude.
Marcy

violet
Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2000

Hello Duge, I have switched to a mostly vegetarian diet and I feel better too. I also bought a juicer and make a "chlorophyll cocktail" for myself each day. I read a book "50 Essential Things You Must Do If You Have Cancer" and after reading it, bought myself some vitamins also. The author has been living with lung cancer for over 10 years. I wish I had read the book at the beginning of my treatment. I have two more chemo sessions left then I'm not sure what my doctor has in store for me. I have a CAT scan on Dec 15th and I'm praying for remission. I have stage IV non small cell lung cancer that metastised in my neck. I was diagnosed in August and until that time, felt better than I ever had. I'm 47 and prepared to fight this as much as possible. What type of chemo are you taking? I'm on taxol and carboplatin. I also had 35 radiation treatments to the lung. That was harder than the chemo I think.

debbiex2
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Joined: Dec 2000
ontime00
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug 2000

i have been on chemo with 70% reduction. this is my 1 year anniv. i had my last chemo in jan01. in july i went on iressa. it has made a big change in 3 weeks.i went from no air to water skiing yesterday. i have stage 4. i really like md anderson. if you can go to them or john hopkens for a phase study. my reduction was from cisplaten but the side effects were long lasting today. what was your best chemo?

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