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Vagus Nerve

Dads_Team
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Joined: Feb 2013

I just joined the board today though I've visited frequently and so appreciate the community.  I've hesitated to join as our situation would seem more 'real'.  Does that make sense?  But here we go. My dad has Stg 4 lung cancer, bilateral.  He has been receiving chemo for 21 months and has had one radiation treatment.  He is passing out frequently as there is a mass pressing on the vagus nerve.  His team doesn't seem to be coming up with any good solutions.  Anyone else had this experience?  Solutions?  God bless you all.

dennycee
Posts: 685
Joined: Mar 2011

Ordinarily I would wait a bit before suggesting another site but you may want to check with the oncologists at cancergrace.com. I this is not something that has ever come up in the time I have been on this board.  Although.....you may want to type the term vagus nerve into the sites search engine.  

Dads_Team
Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2013

Thank you for the suggestion.  Looks like they decided today to try targeted radiation therapy.  Praying this affords relief.

dennycee
Posts: 685
Joined: Mar 2011

The targeted radiation is awesome!  It really is the best course of treatment from what I have read and if I develop a brain or other nets again, that is the way I want to do it.  

Dads_Team
Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2013

My fingers and toes are crossed.  He meets with the radiologist on Monday.  So appreciate your feedback.

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