Moderator: Should I start a new profile or continue using my old one? I was an active member of this forum while my husband had lung cancer. He died two years ago. I updated my profile to reflect that. I am a breast cancer “survivor”. My oncologist now thinks that the breast cancer that was first diagnosed in 1988 has metastasized and has ordered test to try to find a location.
I’m so sorry to hear of your dear husband’s passing, and now your own challenges. I hope you get reassuring answers from your oncologist.
I don’t see a reason to create a new account; you should be able to add to your existing profile. I’m not aware of any character limit in that field. We have had other members who have been dealing either simultaneously or sequentially with cancers for more than one patient and used the same account.
Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa
Thank you, Jim. I’ll just add current information to my profile. I’m not too concerned about this recurrence because my tumors have always been exceedingly slow growing, and I’m 76 years old, so will probably not die of this.