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Shella677
Shella677 Member Posts: 8 **
edited March 19 in Lung Cancer #1

I just had my first oncologist appt today to go over my final biopsy results and ct scan of my neck that was ordered from my ENT.  it was found I have cancerous nodes and  the cells likely stem from my lung as there is also a 1.6 cm lump on my right lung that can be seen from the neck scan. Next step for me is a PET scan and MRI of my brain. My biopsy is also  being sent away for ngs, which I am not familiar about.  I asked if he were to estimate stage  he said stage 3c or 4.

Being a 39 year old  mom, wife , daughter, sister, etc it is hitting hard as I know it has for all of you. The grief hits in waves and when it does it is debilitating.  I try to remind myself I don't have all the answers yet nor a treatment plan but it seems the news  I hear just keeps getting worse and worse.

At this point I will take any advice, success stories, or resources. In the meantime I will be browsing this forum. Thanks for having me!

 

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  • hollybk63
    hollybk63 Member Posts: 1
    edited April 1 #2
    Hi Sheila- I had seen your

    Hi Sheila- I had seen your original post on the lymphoma group but saw that the diagnosis had been changed,   What are they saying that your lunf cancer is?  You had no scheduled treatment plan the last time you posted but it has now been almost 2 weeks.   I hope that you are doing well.   Prayers. Keep us updated.   Holly 

  • Shella677
    Shella677 Member Posts: 8 **
    edited April 1 #3
    Hi Holly,  it is non small

    Hi Holly,  it is non small cell lung cancer stage IV.  MRI was clear and PET scan showed 1 spot on my right lung as well as many lymph nodes scattered about, diaphragm up. I saw my oncologist today and we are still waiting on my biomarker results to come back to determine treatment. Right now looking at chemo/immunotherapy and radiation down the road. Or chemotherapy pill, radiation down the road. He also threw in the second opinion today for clinical trials. So I will be visiting the University of VA to see if there is anything available for me. So no treatmen plan yet, but soon! Thank you for thinking of me

  • Patty2222
    Patty2222 Member Posts: 1
    edited May 4 #4
    Keytruda

    Has anyone had side effects of swelling, cellulitis, or severe anemia on Keytruda? I am new here

  • Gottocare
    Gottocare Member Posts: 1
    New here.

    Hi. Just joined. I feel for everyone. Hope to get to know some of you. As I feel pretty alone as I'm sure many of you feel. I guess I'm just here for support and conversation.

    I have stage 4 nsc been on keytruda for 1 yr 6 mos. with the grace of God I'm still here. But the big issue ? J haven't told my daughters (Early 20's) They are thriving and happy. My question is..... is it so bad not to tell them when I'm good right now? what is the point? Idk any advise? Thanks a lot. Peace

  • Holymoly1
    Holymoly1 Member Posts: 1
    edited June 8 #6
    Patty2222 said:

    Keytruda

    Has anyone had side effects of swelling, cellulitis, or severe anemia on Keytruda? I am new here

    Keytruda

    Hi Patty.. I am new here also. I have stage 4b lung cancer with two small metastasis to two ribs. I have been getting Keytruda along with others since May 21,2020 so over a year. A couple months ago my ankles and feet started swelling a little. My PCP gave me a prescription of furosemide which is a water pill and is controlling it nicely. My oncologists stated it could be a side effect of the chemo.

  • br_bernardo
    br_bernardo Member Posts: 23
    Shella677 said:

    Hi Holly,  it is non small

    Hi Holly,  it is non small cell lung cancer stage IV.  MRI was clear and PET scan showed 1 spot on my right lung as well as many lymph nodes scattered about, diaphragm up. I saw my oncologist today and we are still waiting on my biomarker results to come back to determine treatment. Right now looking at chemo/immunotherapy and radiation down the road. Or chemotherapy pill, radiation down the road. He also threw in the second opinion today for clinical trials. So I will be visiting the University of VA to see if there is anything available for me. So no treatmen plan yet, but soon! Thank you for thinking of me

    Praying for you - give us an

    Praying for you - give us an update if possible!

  • Newmember
    Newmember Member Posts: 2 *

    Hi Sheila. I have not been diagnosed yet but I have a large 6cm mass in my lung as found on my CT scan. I got the results today. I’m 55 and a wife and mother to three children. The scan also noted additional nodules and areas as suspicious. I’m thinking of you and hope you hear about a treatment plan.

    I did call the society today and they were very helpful with advice.