Apr 05, 2005 - 2:21 am
I am 46 and was just told in Feb. that I had inoperable stage 3b non small cell lung cancer. They started me on Tarceva and I go back for blood work and x-rays on the 11th of April to see how well the Tarceva is working. I have never smoked, and I do not have any of the symptoms of lung cancer. No cough, no shortness of breath, and no pain. I have sarcoidsosis a lung and joint condition for 15 years. The sarcoid has never effected my breathing it has only effected my joints. But it had been in remission for about 6 years. I have had cheast x-rays every 6 to 12 months for the past 15 years and I go in for the flu and they tell me I have lung cancer I don't know why they have not been able to find it before it was stage 3b. To look at me you would never be able to tell I had anything wrong with me. I am very active I ride horses, swim, and snorkel dive. Please tell me that there is someone out their who has beat this type of cancer. What I am reading on the internet is very scary. But I do have one Big thing in my favor... I have a Awesome and Powerful God and I know that this cancer will be defeated in me.