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Thread: Stage IV Lung cancer in an OLD guy

  1. #131
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    Jun 2017
    Happy for your good news and the nice time you all had at your granddaughters B'day party. It is rainy rainy here in northern Calif. but love the rain and we did have real sunny weather last week!

  2. #132
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    Sep 2016
    WOW Zim that's great News, thanks for sharing!!!
    And i agree if you can go there in three years time , that's fine
    Glad you had all a great Party and asunny day

    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    Fingers crossed

  3. #133
    Administrator Top User lisa1962's Avatar
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    Jan 2013
    Very good news indeed Zim! Thank you as always for updating and delighted to hear about the celebration for your sweet granddaughter...


  4. #134
    Moderator Top User jorola's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Awesome Zim buddy! Hope you had an extra piece of cake!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto


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