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Archives for January 2008
Blood in Stool
Hello, my dad has Stage 4 lung cancer and was diagnosed and started treatment last June. He was on carboplatin and alimta and now just alimta. He's been doing well overall and his doctor said that his cancer cells (including those that metastized) have reduced. Today he noticed blood in his stool and we are concerned what…
Can anyone tell how being a diabetic will affect my treatment
Lung Cancer Stage 3B
My father was recently diagnosed with stage 3 b lung cancer that is inoperable. He started chemo yesterday (Cisplatin/Etoposide chemo). He is so weak and in a lot of pain and won't eat anything. I am so scared. Is there anyone who has had stage 3b and bounced back where there has been a quality of life. I just don't see a…
Coughing up Blood
I had posted this on my first original post and noticed it was not here - so I am putting here to hopefully get some advice. Does coughing up blood mean the end is near or could it please, by the Grace of God, be something else? Here is my post from this morning: Hi its me again, MomsBestFriend after a long absence from…
Long term side affects
Hope you are all ok ???? Thats dumb what I ment was hope you feel ok . I have to go to my oncoligist tomorrow I go every two months my Red cells are all down an some other stuff says it is abnormal. He has me taking 1000 mgs of iron every day it realy upsets your system. I was reading to day I guess the carboplatin is what…
My mother has just finished a radioactive session and now she's in the hospital for the 4th day to get water out of her lungs. She's not eating or drinking at all, and if we speak with her about food she gets very nervous and angry. Is there away to help her eating? Thanks
cisplatin/ vineorelbine chemotherapy
My mom just started her chemo program for stage 1b nscc last friday, she is having some terrible side effects that have her in the hospital since last night, and now she is seriously considering stopping chemo all together. Her prognosis only changed 4-6% by doing the chemo so the doctors left it up to her... I think we…