May 14, 2012 - 8:49 pm
Hi everyone--I'm actually on the breast cancer forum here with Stage IV breast cancer with bone mets. I have a friend (actually my Chemo Angel) who was just diagnosed with "inoperable Stage 3 lung cancer." She has had symptoms for 2 years, with periodic testing but nothing showed up until this past March. Apparently, one of her lungs looked like "fireworks" going off. Then she had a bronchoscopy which gave her the diagnosis followed by a PET scan that showed mets to her lymph nodes in her neck. She has been on a treatment of Taxotere and Carboplatin with a scan due next week to see if it is effective. There will be no surgery.
I now know quite a bit about breast cancer, but not much about lung cancer. Is anyone here in a similar situation? I was just trying to obtain some knowledge about her condition.
Thank you all for any advice or info you can give me.
Hugs, Renee (aka Missrenee from the breast cancer forum)