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- Beat Cancer Chase Happiness: A Resource Guide for Battling Cancer from a Caregiver Turned Survivor
All tests done while I was still in surgery on lymph nodes proved negative. Fabulous news! The surgeon then carried on and spent the next hours removing the tumor from my lung.
Spent the summer of recuperating and recovering from the surgery. Had a final two rounds of chemo in the fall of My follow-up appointments included scans, blood test and an examination and happened every 3 months for the first 2 years then every 6 months for the next 3 years. Now, as a five-year survivor, I have appointments scans, blood work, exam once a year.
My family and friends supported me throughout that year in every possible way. Cooking, cleaning, gardening, walking my dog, taking me to treatments, helping me regain my strength and continuing to honor me with their love and affection. I am grateful for every day granted me since the diagnosis.
I thank God that he granted me this time on earth. I hope that I will continue to be cancer-free for as long as I live. There are no guarantees in life so enjoy and be thankful for every moment you are granted. I wish all of you — patients and caregivers and survivors — the very best health and the most fulfilled lives, whatever their length. I blog often and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest. I opted in for your RSS feed as well. Thank you for your story and your positive outlook on life beyond cancer.
So glad you figured out what was wrong. Many blessings for continued health and happiness! My name is Hilary and I am 39 years old and I was recently diagnosed with multiple lung nodules. I am a non smoker and I do have a family history of lung cancer but they were all smokers. I collapsed at work two weeks ago and the nodules were found by accident. One of them is different from all the others and I am being told I need to have a repeat CT Scan in 3 months to look at the one nodule.
I would really like today this story inspired me to respond and ask for any advice. Thanks for your great website and thanks for the advice about not ignoring symptoms.
If only i could convince 2 other people of that! I also have stage 1V Lung Cancer.. I had a pain in the middle of my chest for over a year…So finally my Dr ordered a CT scan,because I gave up smoking after 30 years…Lo and behold cancer was found…So they went down my throat to do a procedure found no cancer..
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So next biopsy in my lung thru my back.. After a lung callapsed due to precedure cancer was found…I had a choice radiation or operation.. I opted for operation…. So my right upper lobe was removed.. By robotic surgery,While the Dr. Was in their her took out some nodes.. So 4 rounds of chemo was ordered I was so sick pukeing pukeing pukeing…Now the night mare is behind me I am in remission no cancer to be found..
The doctor considers the surgery to have little impact for the time being.
Could you, please share more, about the type and size of tumor you had and the treatment used as well as a treatment facility? Thank you in advance. My mother is 70 yrs old.
Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself
But you would never know it from looking or seeing how active she is. But she started having shortness of breath and tired all the time and pain off and on all in her right side. This all started with in 6 months ago. I have spent the past week at doctors office and hospitals with her for lots testing. X-ray showed one large mass in right lung being about 2cm so went for Ct and it was confirmed. She has a very caring doctor and she got the ball rolling for more test. So blood test ,breathing test and PET scan all done with in a week of finding mass.
Blood worked showed nothing, breathing test was passed with above normal expectations but PET showed numerous spots…6 in all. We were totally shocked!! Next step is having biopsy for real diagnosis…but here is the crazy part. In between all test being done she went to her eye doc to get her some new contacts because she was thinking ahead and said she might need to take of that before things got worse and she was told she has histoplasmosis in her eyes!
Well from researching on the web we found out that it only goes to the eyes from the lungs. Another shocker!! So how she got is a true mystery. We were told that histoplasmosis in the lung can mimic lung cancer and apparently look much like tumors of the lung even on a PET scan. So we are all praying for not cancer and treatable solution to lung infection after the biopsy is done and results come back.
I will be back to let you know what we find out. Please say a prayer for her. Hello and God bless to everyone who share, you will be amazed who needs to hear this. I am a 51 year old mother of 3 adult daughters with 11 Grandchildren in which 1 grandson I am raising since birth who is 11 years old. I too never smoked in my life and never could stand to be around smoke. I had walking pneumonia and whooping cough when I was in 8th grad and missed half of that school year from that and every since up until adult hood I had pneumonia 2 more times once when I was pregnant. I ended up developing a cough every since I was 12 years old and it never went away so I had been coughing off and on constantly since childhood up until adult.
Well finally got a biopsy done after all of that found out I had stage 1 Lung Cancer. I was given options like Chemo but said no to that because I was already experiencing a lot of issues with my lung because they said I had COPD , Bronchitis, you name it I just didnt know what to think.
Anyway I was given option of a wedge cut I said no to that I am not a piece of pie. So I agreed to Lobectomy to remove the upper right lung and get it all.
The Doctors I have are amazed with my condition because I never smoked and I had all of the symptoms of a person who smoke 4 to 5 packs a day. God Bless. Hi I am the mother of 3 grown children and 4 grands and I was just told by the Dr that they see a 2. I went to the emergency room about 2 months ago because I was feeling extremely tired and knew something was wrong.
Lung Cancer Survivor: Don't Ignore the Symptoms
I am scared to death and feel I have no future, and right now I am in the dark. I have been having neck pain, lower back pain, numbness in my limbs and 3 weeks ago a terrible pain in my right leg that stopped me from walking until I stepped to the side and stretched it. Can someone share with me. I have been suffering from extreme lack of energy no matter how much sleep I get I never feel like I have enough.
We recommend visiting your health care professional whenever you notice changes in your body. Make an appointment soon and talk to him or her about these symptoms to get checked out.
Beat Cancer Chase Happiness: A Resource Guide for Battling Cancer from a Caregiver Turned Survivor
Thank you for reaching out and inquiring about Laura. Unfortunately, Laura passed away in from related complications, seven years after her lung cancer diagnosis. My 85 year old Aunt was just diagnosed with lung cancer approx. Im quite frustrated that she was gone within a week of diagnosis!!!
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I had a lobe removed, upper left, over 2 years ago, I still have pain under by left breast.