lung cancer

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lung cancer

by djsharon on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:00 AM

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My Dad was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.He is going to be 81 Wed. Anyone dealing with this in an aged patient? The pulmonary Dr. told us maybe 6 mos. to live. The Cancer Dr. hasn't given a time frame. He started a small dose of chemo today. Said it would help with the fluid build up in lungs. Would just like to talk to someone going through the same thing.

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by carriechic7 on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:00 AM

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My mother in law was diagnosed 2 mos ago at the age of 90 with adenocarcinoma stave iv.  The dr told her that she has 7-8 months.  Because of her age (and a couple minor health problems) they agreed with her choice not to undergo any treatment.  It' had been 2 months since her last visit, we saw her oncologist yesterday and the tumors have grown.  She is extremely tired and has shortness of breath now.  What an awful disease.  There are no answers.

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by carriechic7 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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Sharon,  How is your Dad doing?  You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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by djsharon on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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We took him for another chemo treatment yesterday. So far it hasn't made him sick. He lost 5 more pounds tho. He is trying to be brave and keep his spirits up, even tho he knows there is no fix to the problem. Thank you so very much for asking. Keep up the prayers, we need them.

Sharon

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by CancerStrike2 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 6/16/2009 djsharon wrote:

We took him for another chemo treatment yesterday. So far it hasn't made him sick. He lost 5 more pounds tho. He is trying to be brave and keep his spirits up, even tho he knows there is no fix to the problem. Thank you so very much for asking. Keep up the prayers, we need them.

Sharon


Pls make sure your dad consider feeding Tube if he starts loosing weight and not able to eat normal meal but ensure/boost, the chemo drugs will make the taste bud gone soon.  Also, when he eats, use the plastic forks or spoons only.  The metal stuf interacted with chemo drugs make it worse on his appetite.

God blesses,

Victoria

 

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