Coping with Cancer

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March 21, 2017 at 11:55 pm  #1290422    


The psychological aspects of cancer and its treatment approaches have widened to not only focus on the disease and its immediate symptoms but also on the various chronic impacts of the illness on the person and his/her loved ones.

March 22, 2017 at 7:53 am  #1290423    
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I couldn’t agree with you more. We were just talking about adding a palliative care forum to our board. I’m afraid I have to take off the link since it directs to a paid service.


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

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