Kudos to each of you especially for DOCTOR' who are pretty active and doing valuable contribution to this Forum which is helping & educating Newbie's like me...
My Dad (72 years) is diagnosed for Non-Small size Lung Cancer –Squamous Cell and probably looks like it’s in stage 4 and Inoperable as per First opinion..
We did Biospy & PETCT scan as of now (not any mutation test)
EXTRACT from PETCT Scan Conclusion:(Pls do provide your interpretation on serious of this specific case)
-Large homogenously enhancing peripheral mass lesion in the superior segment of left lower lobe with complete destruction of 6th Rib in the posterior aspect with chest wall invasion with mild cortical erosion of adjoining 5th & 7th Rib.
-Multiple enlarged mediastinal lymphadenopathy.
-Few pleural based tiny nodular lesion in right lobe. Recommend Direct comparison with previous imaging/follow-up to confirm stability.
As this Cancer was new beast for us and we were clueless on this disease, we went ahead with Onc suggestion as we didn't want to delay his treatment and went ahead with Chemo as First line of Treatment----GEMCARBO and first round was done just 3 days back. (not sure on effectiveness of GEMCARBO)
Onc's current Medical Plan is to have 3-4 GEMCARBO for my Dad and then do PET scan to understand the treatment effectiveness and decide next course of action.
Last 3 -4 days, I did spend lot of time in this Forum and did find tons of information to educate myself with various treatment options (Surgery,Radiation,Chemotherphy, ChemoRadition,Clincial Trials,Alternative medicines),Side effects for different options,different treatment options, Nutriation.....But very difficult to conclude what could be the right way of choosing medical path as the outcomes also varies widely with each options:
Though I know each of us different and react different for medication...I need your Valuable Advice/Options & Suggestion to decide on right medication path