Mar 02, 2012 - 10:44 am
My Father was experiencing back pain and shortness of breath so he went to his family doctor to get himself checked. It was Dec.1st when he had gotten the results from his family doctor that he had Lung Cancer, a spot on his right lung about the size of an egg. She had made an appointment with a respritory doctor and the very next day he began testing to see if it had spread. On Dec.22nd the doctor had confirmed that that he indeed had lung cancer and because of the fluid that he had built up in his lungs he wasn't operable. He had stage 3b. He also had fluid drained from his lungs the first time. In January he had already had an oncoligist and were doing more tests to come up with a treatment plan. My dads tomour is pressing on his air passage tube and because the fluid in the lungs they could colappse, so it was important to have the fluid removed. On Jan 13 he began Radiation to shrink the tomour . Every morning for 2 weeks. On Feb. 6 he was admitted into the hospital for a pleurdisis. it went well and after a two week stay he"s now home and doing much better. He's a small guy start weight was 165,so im concerned about the weight he lost (almost 20 pounds). Since he"s been home he's gained about 7 pounds and his color is much better.He just had another appointment and was told that he begins chemo on monday mar 5th. Im so worried of what it's going to do to him. Is there anyone who is having similar symptoms from there cancer? what should we expect? is there hope ????