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Xyzb
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Joined: Aug 2016

Feeding tubes

Feeding tubes, almost everyone is terrifed of them.  But the truth is, most people do t know much about them.  My mother has extensive stage small cell lung cancer, a couple of months ago she could not drink, eat or take her medicine.  

 

She he got a peg feeding tube, and with in a couple of days she was as good as before she had cancer.  

A FEEDING TUBE IS NOT PERMENENT.  WHEN THE TIME COMES IT CAN COME OUT.

YOU CAN STILL EAT ORALLY WHILE HAVING A FEEDING TUBE, THE TUBE CAN SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET AS NEEDED.

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emmybeth
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Joined: Aug 2016

How to ask for a referral

My 37 year old brother was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer (non-small cell). He is growing weaker every day and his oncologist is insisting on more tests. We've yet to begin treatment of any kind and are becoming highly frustrated and helpless.  I've consulted several physicians I work with and they have been very adamant about asking my brother's oncologist for a referral to MD Anderson. However, we are nervous about our approach in the request for a referral. We've been told that some physicians may take offense to the request and deny.

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Hondo
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Joined: Apr 2009

Pneumonia

Hi everyone, I am from Head & Neck but I been having a lot of problems with Pneumonia and was hoping someone on the Lung Cancer page could answer some of my questions. This is my post on H&N.

 

Roasas23
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2016

Stage 4 Options - Second Opinion?

Hello Everyone,

My dad (age 56 non-smoker) recently was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer (Non-small cell Adenocarcinoma): mass on the upper left lobe, with plueral effusion and nodules on the right lung. PET scan was negative. The recommendation was chemo once every 3 weeks, and reevaluate after the 3rd dosage at Week 9.  

I felt as though at Stage 4, the physician would be more aggressive, so I'm debating a second opinion. I live in Texas, so MD Anderson is down the road. 

Clara2012
Posts: 1
Joined: Aug 2016

Dealing with survival father

hello,

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dinagrey
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Joined: Aug 2016

Apologies

When I posted the emotional abuse story, I thought I was in the caregiver section. If I could delete the discussion, I would.

God bless all.

Dina

 

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dinagrey
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2016

Is it Emotional abuse?

 I have been with my boyfriend over ten years. Five years ago, I left my job to be a full time caregiver for his father, who was in final stages of c.o.p.d. Needless to say, those five years were difficult, but rewarding, because I always knew that my father-in-law loved me, cared a lot about me and wanted me with him. Meanwhile, my b.f. and I were having some serious issues. I wanted to leave, but my father-in-law, begged me to stay and that when he passed, he would provide a bit of his life insurance, to help me get a used car and move.

josie1961
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Joined: Jul 2016

wedge resection of adenocarcinoma in situ

I had a CT scan in 2010 and it showed several ground glass density nodules.  I have been having follow up CT scans since and only one of the nodules has been slowly but consistently growing.  It is now 1cm in size in the right upper lobe.  I had a biopsy on Monday, July 25th and it is adenocarcinoma in situ.  I will have a wedge resection done laporascopically in September.  Have any of you had this experience?  What was the recovery time and involvement?  Post treatment experiences?  Any reoccurences in lungs or else where?  I just have no idea what to expect.

aglagirl
Posts: 7
Joined: Jul 2016

Recent Lung CT scan doctor wants to talk to me i am scared looking for support

i had a ct scam done on monday and tuesday the doctors office called saying the doctor needed me to make an appointment to discuss the results.  i have no syptoms but asked for the test to be done as i could be losing my benefits later this year and wanted all tests possible done. I am totally freaking out here and my appointment is not until Friday.  Is it customary that they want to discuss the results no matter what the results are?

wisconsinfisher
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2016

MY Father has stage 4 cancer at 45

hello everyone, my name is Trevor, im talking about this topic to see where people are at about this topic. My dad was diagonised with stage 4 cancer about a year and half ago. So everything is spreading he has tumors in his back,stomach,liver, and lungs. This is a heart wrenching topic to talk about. I am currently in the Air Force in a Flordia training. Im trying to focus on whats important here, but from time to time i think about my father, how is he doing, how long does he have?! He doesnt tell me much at all, i think he doesnt want me to worry, im not sure.

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