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Stage 4 Doctors say 10-14 months

larry5
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My husband was cancer free as of 4/19/2010, October 2012 found spots, waited and then found more spots 11/26/2012. Did invasive surgery for a biopsy on 12/11/2012. On 12/18/2012 told it was EC and is in both lungs,  and that there is no cure and inoperable, they have given him 10-14 months. He is doing chemo + chemo pills, just looking for hope and survivors with stage 4 that EC has come back a second time.

  

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Amjosmom
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No experience with it coming back a second time. My Dad was dx with Stage IV from the get go in 2010. He has mets to his liver, bone and recently it was discovered in his lung. There is always hope and docs can only guess at how long anyone has. The will to survive is great so I would suggest enjoying life from moment to moment and just try to stay one step ahead of the Beast. Best wishes and keep us posted!!

jaycc
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Joined: Jul 2012

Larry,

I also am not a Stage IV survivor, but it seems from the posting that it gets even more specialized when you hit vital organs. Are you at a major cancer center ?  ie maybe talking with your Onco and getting the Lung Onco might help.

I do have a friend who is EC came back from several times, ie had last rights read to him and still going. I'll check if he had mets to lungs.

 

 

 

jaycc
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look for Chadd he is on this board with mets to Lungs

larry5
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Joined: Mar 2010

Thank you so much for your comments, my husband and I know that all we have is hope. We are enjoying every minute we have together, and hoping that when he is done with his chemo sessions in April are looking at some trips to take.

I have checked into a few cancer centers and basically have been told our doctors are doing what they would, and if we have trust in them then we should continue to go through them.

His surgeon spent 15 years at the Mayo clinic before coming to Portland Oregon, and so far we have found in the last 2.5 years that all 4 of our doctors have been working together as a team to treat my husband, we have even had the surgeon call us on a sunday from his home to check on him, and told us to call him anytime if we need something. We have talked about going else where, but feel we are getting the best care at this point.

I will look for Chadd and see if he has any advice, Thank you again for your responses

Take Care

Cari

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MartinG5602
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Joined: Jun 2012

Hello, my husband's stage III became stage IV 6 months  after Proton radiation and chemo and THE surgery.  The cancer spread to his Adrenal Gland.  Next came more Proton radiation and chemo, but nothing changed.  TheAdrenal gland problem remained.  As the only Met remains in the adrenal gland after 10 months, it will be removed on Jan 14 at MDAnderson in Houston IF, and only IF there are no more Mets anywhere. He will be  retested for 2 daysprior to surgery.  If anything else shows up, then no more surgery, only more chemo, a different chemo, I hope.  I will let you know.  His attitude remains remarkably calm and pratical.

Barrie

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