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lung cancer # 4

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Joined: Nov 2011

Have been treated for 4 separate NSCLCs in my right upper lobe. Was treated with sterotactic radiation for 3 of them and with chemo for the fourth. Was never a candidate for surgery due to conditon of lungs and heart. Problem started in 2009 and completed last chemo treatment sept of 2011. The problem lobe collasped after the last biopsy and efforts to reinflate it didn't work. Currently feel like hell and am starting to cop an attitude that I don't like. Am 70 years old and have always been active. Can't do a lot now and that too really bugs me. Okay, I'm done crying in my beer, but has anyone else going thru this. If so, how do you cope?

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Joined: Jan 2011

Has the doctor mentioned removing that section of lung? You do not mention the size of the tumor. Radiation can only treat 1.5 cm tumors or smaller.
If it is just in one section why do they not suggest removing that part of the lung? Maybe I missed something. If I did please let me know. Reread your post and see where you said surgery was not an option. Why?


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Due to the condition of both my lungs (COPD) and my heart, I am not a candidate for surgery. Doctors won't take a chance. Said if they put me under I probably will not recover.

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