I would find it very supportive to have my Metastic NSCLC Adenocarcinoma limited to both lungs (stage IVA?) broken down into "stages". It would help me know how well I am doing (in addition to scans). What are some "positives" that patients in this position can feel hopeful about? Ability to exercise? Take walks outdoors? Lung capacity on spirometer? Oxygen saturation numbers? "Size" or "area" of cancer? Number of lobes ? Any positive news indicated by any of the blood Tests? Number/size of nodules over 3 month intervals? It just seems like there's information missing from a visit with the oncologist that would be encouraging, supportive, helpful for the patient to know about their condition between treatments and office visits.
Thu, 10/29/2015 - 13:35#1
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