Oct 27, 2006 - 10:24 pm
Hi, my dad was diagnosed with nsclc with a malignant pleural effusion. Initially he was only given 3 months to a year. His oncologist treated him very aggressively, practically killing him with the chemo. On August 28th, eight months after his initial treatment, my dad's scan showed he was in remission. We're not sure if that means the cancer is totally gone or that the cancer has decreased so much tht it is practically gone and in a state of inaction. We were just happy to hear the words remission. We were also told it would probably come back eventually. This is our problem. Around the same time, my dad noticed his breasts and nipples were sore and tender. He didn't say anything until recently. He is seeing his oncologist for a monthly follow-up and will discuss this with him. We were wondering if this could be a residual symptom from all of the chemo. Has anyone experienced these symptoms from chemo. I am sure if it was anything else, it would have showed in his constant blood work-ups and the scan in August. Just curious.