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Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer

CarrieK
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I have recently a few months ago been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma on my left and right lung. So far it hasn't progressed to other organs but the doctor says that chemotherapy isn't an option now. Right now I'm on hospice, but I would like to know more about Adenocarcinoma of the lung. Are there any promising treatments out there? Can anyone tell me their experiences with this type of lung cancer?

E-mail me at carriek@oswego.net or respond here.

AuthorUnknown
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Hello,

You may want to consider contacting one of the Cancer Information Specialists at the American Cancer Society. They may be able to provide you information to help you with your question. They are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-227-2345.

Be well and take care,

Dana
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anyadav
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Joined: Jul 2005

Has your docter tried Iressa and Tarceva which are supposed to be more effective for Adenocarcinoma.

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melinda68
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how much lung is affected? what stage>im just curious if they considered removal of affected lung or transplant i just had surgery May 2014 they removed 40% of my right lung and im not having any further treatment or special meds

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melinda68
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i don't remmeber posting this comment

wkay0210
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Joined: Oct 2014

Hello, I am looking for answers similar to you, and first Id like to say I am praying for you. My 64 year old roommate has stage 3b lung cancer that is inoperable and he also cannot have radiation. He went thru 2 rounds of chemo and decided to stop treatment. It has spread to his lymph nodes. He also has diabetes, emphysema, copd, and heart disease. He is on oxygen 24/7. His medical insurance is thru the VA and doctors tell him very little in terms of prognosis. Does anyone have any information they can share with us that will give an idea how long he has and what we can expect? Thank you all, and God bless!

dennycee
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The advice XRR gave you is gold.  If your friend wants to fight you will find your best hopes in finding the driving mutation.  If it is not a useful mutation, look at PD-1, PDL-1 and anti PD-1 trials at clinicaltrials.gov.   I think that this website also has a link that will help you find clinical trials.  

Edited to add this link which can also be found on this page, in the blue section on the left. 

http://cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials/app/clinical-trials-matching-service?from=CSN

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Ex_Rock_n_Roller
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Did they tell you why chemo is not an option at this point? I can understand why they wouldn't irradiate (with it in both lungs, it would probably leave you without usable lung capacity), but I can't imagine why they wouldn't offer up some chemo options. The odds of success wouldn't be high, but I would think that should be your decision.

Also, is it safe to assume you have been checked for the mutations for which targeted drugs have been developed (ALK, EGFR)? If you had one of those, you'd immediately have options, possibly very promising ones. If you have not been tested for mutations, you should be.

Dan620
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This post is almost 10 years old............

dennycee
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You'll see the person writing added a question this week.  This happens a lot.  Only way to avoid it is close conversations after a bit.   

Dan620
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This post had nothing to do with post you are refering to....... Dan620

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Ex_Rock_n_Roller
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... won't it?

Dan620
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Which is a good thing for us.......  Rock glad to see your still rocking......... Dan620

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