Dec 23, 2012 - 7:59 pm
I'm a regular on the lymphoma board, for that is the type of cancer I have. But I have just received news that a friend's mother has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma. She has a spot on her liver in addition to her lung that they think is cancer as well. I've been doing some research, of course, online for my friend.
I already have some knowledge of lung cancer. My original cancer diagnosis was small cell carcinoma. So I of course hit the web after that diagnosis and discovered that the 5 year survival rate for most lung cancers is grim, though there are always exceptions to the rule. So you can imagine how I felt when I heard the news about lung cancer of my friend's mother. I just talked to her this evening and discovered that she really doesn't know all that much about lung cancer, and I didn't have the heart to tell her what I knew.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is anyone here who has or has had adenocarcinoma in say about stage 3 or 4, which is what I imagine the mother's stage is since it seems to already be in the liver. I would like to hear what your experiences were: what treatments were used, what side effects were there, did the treatments achieve remission, if so, did you relapse or did it stay away, how long have you had the diagnosis, did you try any "alternative" methods either instead of or in addition to "conventional" methods.
Thank you for any info you can provide.