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lsmitty
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2002

I will be going with my Mother to the Onocologist for her first "consult" appointment today.... She had her left lung removed about 2 weeks age due to a moderate tumor that had "splashed" malignant cells to the lymph glands... The surgeon did not think that removing the lung would change her prognosis.... so basically, the Oncologist will either opt for Chem or Radiation... or nothing... the surgeon seemed to think that it really wouldn't matter at this point... and suggested we opt for quality of life.... I guess my question is what can I expect from this appointment... and what questions do I need to ask?

lsmitty
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2002

Thanks for your reply..... we are now more than 3 weeks into this... My Mom has a port put in this morning... and will begin 4-6 chemo treatments on Thursday.... I was pleased with the Onocologist.... he spent a great deal of time with my Dad and I.... explained everything... we will go from here with hope and optomisim.... Extra.... during this time I had an outbreak of Shingles.... so, no stress here... right!!! :-) I will keep you posted as we progress... Due to the Shingles I have not been able to see my Mom since the Oncologist visit... Plan to spend the day with her on Sat... My Dad is doing really Well!

bobz1
Posts: 50
Joined: Apr 2002

I got this to late to give you any advise orquestions to ask.get back with me when you find out more///Im a 10 year survivor

tutzi
Posts: 7
Joined: Apr 2002

TO BOBZI AND MANNYD; I need to be able to contact both of you, as lung cancer survivors, to learn more of your stage, time of surgery, and experiences. Don't know how to contact you. I'm new here.....had upper left lung removed 12-4-01; doctors thought they "got it all" too; but there was one positive lymph node. Three oncologists advised me not to have chemo or radiation
saying it has not been proved the benfits outweight the risks in "early stage." Will someone please tell me how to use the site to get information? Thanks, and God bless.

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