CSN Login
Members Online: 4

Stage IV Squamous Cell

lynv
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2010

Hi everyone,

Just joined site today I was diagnosed in January with Stage IV Squamous cell with tumor in lower right lobe, liver and hip. Starting Chemo and radiation on Tuesday Feb 9. Would like to hear from survivors, let me know there is hope the doctors never sound so hopeful. ut I know my life is not in thier timing but in Gods'.Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

mercey
Posts: 33
Joined: Dec 2009

Hi lynv, There is always hope.And you all ready said drs don't know how much life we have ...only God knows...I was diagnosed with 3rd stage inoperable, terminal squamous cell lung cancer..on April 14th 2008.It was in the lymph nodes but no where else but was still terminal due to location.As you can see I am still here and better yet I am cancer free.The very aggressive treatments,of chemo and radiation..and VERY much positive prayer on Jesus Word and desire to heal, all proved to work and the disease can no longer be detected.I have had some heart issues which they say may have come from the extensive treatments but aren't sure.I had a bypass surgery two weeks ago.This was a shock.But I am praying once I recover from this ..I will enjoy what life I have been given back.Keep up your faith and your hope.And remember we have no expiration date by man.... don't give up..You are in my prayers.. Jill

lynv
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2010

Thank you for your encouraging words. I know the Lord is in control and I try to remember this everyday. But sometimes I just get scared. I love my life here so much and I am not ready to leave here yet. I know I have an awesome God and waiting and looking for my mericle.
All in Gods' timing. Thank you for your prayers.

joyzee's picture
joyzee
Posts: 33
Joined: Oct 2009

Lynv I ditto what Jill said, I was diagnosed with stage 3 inoperable last April, after 8 months of extensive chemo and radiation, my PET scan in January was cancer free. Believe with all your heart that it is all in GOD's hand. He gave the doctors the knowledge and us the ablity to pray and have faith. Believe in your doctors, and be Blessed, it will work out.

Joyzee

cobra1122's picture
cobra1122
Posts: 245
Joined: Jul 2009

Well, you are on the best site for survivors, and stories of survival. Plus you can pick up great and useful information from people who have been through similar things as you.
Frist, realize that everyone is different and reacts different to this disease and its treatments, but everyone keeps a positive attitude and support system, that is just as important as any other treatment for our condition.
If you read my bio you will see that I understand where you are coming from, and like so many others on this site I am here to help and give you support in anyway I can.
There are so many survivors on this site from a few months to several years and more, I am a 2+yr survivor and as my bio shows I have multiple health issues, so there is hope, there is always hope.
Keeping your attitude positive as well as those around you will help a great deal, as will getting as much info as you can. But as I said everyone is different and reacts different so you maynot have the same outcome as others.
Never feel as though you have to do things that you dont want to, it is your decision and though many others have there opinions, you have the finally say in your treatment and what you want. If you question something your Onco Doc says ask them to repeat it, until it sinks in, I have had to do that alot, but it was to my benifit. If you feel you want a second opinion go for it , if the insurance doesnt want to do it , fight them on it, this is your life and you have rights in this matter.
But most of all if you have questions, ask and ask people who have been through it , you may find that some applys to you and some doesnt, but you will get very good and useful info from many of the survivors on this site, it has helped me in so many ways.

Our Prayers and Best Wishes to You,and Your Family,
Dan(cobra1122) and Margi Harmon

lynv
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2010

All you guys are so positive I guess Im just scared but I quess that is normal. It has been alot to take in the last few weeks. I'm glad I have a place like this to ask questions and vent. Thank you all for being so welcoming and I am praying that I will be able to this for someone else someday soon. I do have one more question do has anyone worked thru treatments and how was it?

joyzee's picture
joyzee
Posts: 33
Joined: Oct 2009

Lynv, I don't work, I was fortunate to be laid off when my cancer was discovered. I hear people talking about going to work at my onc and rad offices, but I don't think I could go, I get very tired after treatment.

Laura88
Posts: 47
Joined: Oct 2009

Hello-- I was diagnosed in May of 2009. Went through 6 round of cisplatin and Alimta and had radiation at the same time, 8 weeks. I worked all through treatment. I am fortunate enough to get my treatment at the hospital I work at, so that made it easier. I got very tired towards the end of treatment, but still managed to work. I did take the week after chemo off each time, so I missed six weeks of work, but all in all I had a relatively easy time working while in treatment.

If you are planning on trying to work through treatment I would just ask you to please not push yourself if you are not feeling up to working. Even though I did well, I did have my days that I probably should not have gone in and often wished I hadn't. Fortunately, I was able to leave when I needed to, but unless you have the sort of job where they are supportive of you and what you are going through, I would be very, very careful.

Laura

marijune
Posts: 45
Joined: Jan 2010

Lynv,
I will also be starting chemo tommorrow. I was diagnoised in jan for lung cancer. I had breast cancer 5 years ago but didnt go thru chemo, just radiation. I was told there is always hope. Please keep in touch and God bless.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network