stage 1 lung cancer

lauder13
lauder13 Member Posts: 4

anyone with stage 1 lung cancer

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  • jorola
    jorola Member Posts: 242 Member
    no but awesome they caught yours so early

    My husband had stage 3b and initally was given 8 months to live. That was five years ago and he is still cancer free. Good news for you is stage 1 is considered very cureable. Doesn't mean that it is any less scary right? Are they planning surgery to remove it?

  • Naynay129
    Naynay129 Member Posts: 4
    edited February 2020 #3
    jorola said:

    no but awesome they caught yours so early

    My husband had stage 3b and initally was given 8 months to live. That was five years ago and he is still cancer free. Good news for you is stage 1 is considered very cureable. Doesn't mean that it is any less scary right? Are they planning surgery to remove it?

    survival

    So glad to hear your story.  I'm just beginning this.  Can you read what I wrote on the main board?  I'm not sure how to use this.  

  • jorola
    jorola Member Posts: 242 Member
    Sorry NayNay I cannot find your post

    Can you repeat it here are send it to me as a private message?

  • lauder13
    lauder13 Member Posts: 4
    edited February 2020 #5
    jorola said:

    no but awesome they caught yours so early

    My husband had stage 3b and initally was given 8 months to live. That was five years ago and he is still cancer free. Good news for you is stage 1 is considered very cureable. Doesn't mean that it is any less scary right? Are they planning surgery to remove it?

    they removed it then did

    they removed it then did radiation and chemo.  but can't find anyone to answer questions. about what comes next and if they have to find out if it goes to another part of muy body

      

  • lauder13
    lauder13 Member Posts: 4
    edited February 2020 #6
    jorola said:

    no but awesome they caught yours so early

    My husband had stage 3b and initally was given 8 months to live. That was five years ago and he is still cancer free. Good news for you is stage 1 is considered very cureable. Doesn't mean that it is any less scary right? Are they planning surgery to remove it?

    answers

    trying to find other people that have had lung cancer

     

     

  • jorola
    jorola Member Posts: 242 Member
    lauder13 said:

    answers

    trying to find other people that have had lung cancer

     

     

    My husband's story

    In April 2014 after he ended up in the ER as he could not stop coughing. He was initially diagnosed with pneumonia and a collapsed lung but Drs were concerned about the shadow they also saw on the x-ray. He was sent to see a pulmonary specialist the next day and had a biospy that confirmed he had cancer. Squamous non small cell lung cancer stage 3b. He was given 8 months to live by the radiologist. However the oncologist thought he could save Mick but said the treatments would be hard and he would be put within an inch of death in order to save him. My husband was only 40 when he was diagnosed and thought he had nothing to lose so he told the dr to go for it. He had 36 treatments of radiation and 28 rounds of cisplatin and etoposide. The radiation was cranked as high as they could safely take it and the chemo was as strong as they could safely make it. It worked. By December 2014 he had his first clear scan and has remained NED - to evidence of disease ever since.

    Does his story help you?

  • Naynay129
    Naynay129 Member Posts: 4
    edited April 2020 #8
    jorola said:

    Sorry NayNay I cannot find your post

    Can you repeat it here are send it to me as a private message?

    My post

    I never could figure out how to post anything and then started chemo at the beginning of Feb. after SBRT in Jan.  Originallly diagnosed in Dec., 2019, with limited SCLC with no metastases or other tumors.  However, I had COPD pretty bad so was considered inoperable.  I quit smoking. I'm 67 and had never had COPD diagnosed and thought I was in pretty good health.  The good part was that it was caught so early with one of those low dose CT scans.  I was treated with radiation first (SBRT) and then four three day sessions of chemo three weeks apart. It wasn't as bad as I initially thought it would be but not something I would like to go through again.  Had my PET Scan yesterday and waiting on results. Hope to hear tomorrow.

    You and your husband's story give me hope I can make it too.  I can't imagine going through the amount of chemo he went through and what it must have done to you watching.  Hope you are both well.  Thank you for responding to me.