Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer

CarrieK
CarrieK Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Lung Cancer #1
I have recently a few months ago been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma on my left and right lung. So far it hasn't progressed to other organs but the doctor says that chemotherapy isn't an option now. Right now I'm on hospice, but I would like to know more about Adenocarcinoma of the lung. Are there any promising treatments out there? Can anyone tell me their experiences with this type of lung cancer?

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  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    Hello,

    You may want to consider contacting one of the Cancer Information Specialists at the American Cancer Society. They may be able to provide you information to help you with your question. They are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-227-2345.

    Be well and take care,

    Dana
    CSN Dana
  • anyadav
    anyadav Member Posts: 2
    Has your docter tried Iressa and Tarceva which are supposed to be more effective for Adenocarcinoma.
  • melinda68
    melinda68 Member Posts: 22
    how much lung is affected?

    how much lung is affected? what stage>im just curious if they considered removal of affected lung or transplant i just had surgery May 2014 they removed 40% of my right lung and im not having any further treatment or special meds

  • wkay0210
    wkay0210 Member Posts: 1
    stage 3b adenocarcinoma lung cancer

    Hello, I am looking for answers similar to you, and first Id like to say I am praying for you. My 64 year old roommate has stage 3b lung cancer that is inoperable and he also cannot have radiation. He went thru 2 rounds of chemo and decided to stop treatment. It has spread to his lymph nodes. He also has diabetes, emphysema, copd, and heart disease. He is on oxygen 24/7. His medical insurance is thru the VA and doctors tell him very little in terms of prognosis. Does anyone have any information they can share with us that will give an idea how long he has and what we can expect? Thank you all, and God bless!

  • Ex_Rock_n_Roller
    Ex_Rock_n_Roller Member Posts: 281
    No chemo?

    Did they tell you why chemo is not an option at this point? I can understand why they wouldn't irradiate (with it in both lungs, it would probably leave you without usable lung capacity), but I can't imagine why they wouldn't offer up some chemo options. The odds of success wouldn't be high, but I would think that should be your decision.

    Also, is it safe to assume you have been checked for the mutations for which targeted drugs have been developed (ALK, EGFR)? If you had one of those, you'd immediately have options, possibly very promising ones. If you have not been tested for mutations, you should be.

  • dennycee
    dennycee Member Posts: 842
    wkay0210 said:

    stage 3b adenocarcinoma lung cancer

    Hello, I am looking for answers similar to you, and first Id like to say I am praying for you. My 64 year old roommate has stage 3b lung cancer that is inoperable and he also cannot have radiation. He went thru 2 rounds of chemo and decided to stop treatment. It has spread to his lymph nodes. He also has diabetes, emphysema, copd, and heart disease. He is on oxygen 24/7. His medical insurance is thru the VA and doctors tell him very little in terms of prognosis. Does anyone have any information they can share with us that will give an idea how long he has and what we can expect? Thank you all, and God bless!

    No way to say how long

    The advice XRR gave you is gold.  If your friend wants to fight you will find your best hopes in finding the driving mutation.  If it is not a useful mutation, look at PD-1, PDL-1 and anti PD-1 trials at clinicaltrials.gov.   I think that this website also has a link that will help you find clinical trials.  

    Edited to add this link which can also be found on this page, in the blue section on the left. 

    http://cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials/app/clinical-trials-matching-service?from=CSN

  • Dan620
    Dan620 Member Posts: 220

    No chemo?

    Did they tell you why chemo is not an option at this point? I can understand why they wouldn't irradiate (with it in both lungs, it would probably leave you without usable lung capacity), but I can't imagine why they wouldn't offer up some chemo options. The odds of success wouldn't be high, but I would think that should be your decision.

    Also, is it safe to assume you have been checked for the mutations for which targeted drugs have been developed (ALK, EGFR)? If you had one of those, you'd immediately have options, possibly very promising ones. If you have not been tested for mutations, you should be.

    No chemo

    This post is almost 10 years old............

  • dennycee
    dennycee Member Posts: 842
    Dan620 said:

    No chemo

    This post is almost 10 years old............

    Count three boxes up from yours.

    You'll see the person writing added a question this week.  This happens a lot.  Only way to avoid it is close conversations after a bit.   

  • Dan620
    Dan620 Member Posts: 220
    dennycee said:

    Count three boxes up from yours.

    You'll see the person writing added a question this week.  This happens a lot.  Only way to avoid it is close conversations after a bit.   

    Count two boxes up from yours

    This post had nothing to do with post you are refering to....... Dan620

  • Ex_Rock_n_Roller
    Ex_Rock_n_Roller Member Posts: 281
    That'll teach me not to read ...

    ... won't it?

  • Dan620
    Dan620 Member Posts: 220

    That'll teach me not to read ...

    ... won't it?

    Comes with old age..

    Which is a good thing for us.......  Rock glad to see your still rocking......... Dan620

  • melinda68
    melinda68 Member Posts: 22
    melinda68 said:

    how much lung is affected?

    how much lung is affected? what stage>im just curious if they considered removal of affected lung or transplant i just had surgery May 2014 they removed 40% of my right lung and im not having any further treatment or special meds

    post july 25 2014

    i don't remmeber posting this comment