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  • Forum Thread: Hello to all from a newbie

    Hello to all. Firstly I'd like to say thank you to all the people that have had the energy and the courage to post. Simply being able to read what you have all written has helped me enourmously already. You have also given me the courage to say hello. I am a 43 year old female. I was diagnosed on...
  • Forum Reply: Re: When treatment has been decided to stop by Oncologist

    Hi there. I really understand your frustrations. My husband was diagnosed with Squamos T4 and N3 on 23rd Dec 2014. In the second week of Jan he was due to see the oncologist to discuss chemo but sadly didn't get that far. He was rushed into hospital with suspected blood clot to the lung. They...
  • Forum Reply: Re: type of non small cell

    Hi Gillian There are various types of lung cancer, the main two types are small cell and non small cell. The non small cell is further divided into subtypes, adenocarcinoma (which I have), squamous and large cell. Personal choice if you want to find out exactly what you have so you know what you are...
  • Forum Thread: is there any hope??

    Hi, my mum has been diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC in her left lung. She has been given 1-2 years. She is on a clinical trial (nivolumab) which hopefully will extend her life. I know that each case is unique and nobody can know for sure, but does anyone have any "miracle stories"? I'm 18...
  • Forum Reply: Re: newbie

    Sorry to have to meet you here on this lung cancer part of the forum.. I am the same age as you and i have never smoked in my life so that is a myth is'nt it.....I have stage 4 lung cancer and have asked my life expectancy as i wanted to plan every thing and sort all my life insurance and the...
  • Forum Thread: Hubby decided on Vinorelbine chemo

    Hubby having been given 6 months for his lung cancer, is not strong enough for intravenous chemo. He wanted a week or so to make his decision if he wanted to take it or not. He has told me he will give this drug a go, but I am worried that it will affect the quality he has now and make him ill for the...
  • Forum Thread: Mum has Stage IV NSCLC which has spread to her bones...

    Hi I have been asked to attend a family meeting tomorrow and want to know if anyone out there can relate to what is happening with my mum as I feel so lost at the moment and cannot even think of questions I should be asking. 8 weeks ago today, mum was sent to A&E with back pain and was told...
  • Forum Thread: Chemo

    I have not been on for a while as you all know you just dont get the time. My dad was told he had stage 4a lung cancer in jan. Massive shock as he is fit and well no systoms just a rountine check for something else that found out. He has had radiotherapy that has shrunk the tumor and through all that...
  • Forum Thread: Mum is leaving us

    On Friday....13 weeks after diagnosis of Stage 4 NSCLC with secondary bone cancer....The Oncologist at Christie's told my dad that there was nothing more they could do for his beautiful wife and my amazing mum. Dad of course asked how long and he said "days...if that". We keep a 24...
  • Forum Thread: Who to tell and how to tell them?

    Hiya folks. This could be a little long winded so I apologize in advance. :) I hope nobody minds me asking about this subject but I'm sure it's something we've all had to consider as we get the news of cancer and start to face the consequences whether treatment is available or not. In my...
  • Forum Thread: Erlotinib

    Hello everyone, i'm Gemma and i'm 22. I have squamous cell cancer (terminal) even though I have never ever smoked. I was going through chemotherapy but got took off it this June as I got told it would no longer help me. My oncologist decided to put me on the drug Erlotinib. I got told about...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Lung cancer - big white shadow

    Thank you so much for your reply, we got the news on Monday that we were dreading and that in fact it is the cancer and also a new tumour has appeared. We now find our self in the position that they have suggested my dad start another 12 weeks of chemo. My dads cancer is terminal and the outlook ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: JUST WHEN U THINK IT CAN'T GET ANY WORSE!

    I really feel for you and your family - especially with the way the news was given to your Mum. The staff where my stepdad is being treated were much more sensitive, in fact, almost to the point where he and my Mum didn't grasp quite how serious it all was for a while. There are lots of great...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Who to tell and how to tell them?

    Yaay, thanks folks. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that prefers the idea of a funeral that isn't all doom and gloom and religious stuff that unfortunately I have always failed to achieve true faith in. Boomer I'm sorry to hear you are going through this too. I can appreciate the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: life expactancy

    Hi I have just joined today My husband was diagnosed in June with stage 4 nsclc. He is currently going thro chemo - just had 4 th of 6 - Cisplatin and Pemetrexed he is doing amazingly well despite chronic tiredness and is working on and off and halfway thro chemo teh tumour has shrunk by almost 50% ...
  • Forum Thread: She's gone

    At 3.30 on Monday 30th September 2013 my dear mum left us. Last Friday my world ended when Dan (my fiancee) pulled me out of work having received a call from dad to say there was nothing more they could do. Mum never made it to have chemo as she was just too poorly. Such a lot has happened in the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: My dad has just been diagnosed

    Hi Jacqui Sounds like we have very similar things going on in our lives. My mum was also diagnosed just under a month ago with small cell lung cancer including spread to her liver and lymph. It was very 'out of the blue' for us. She had been taken into hospital 2 weeks prior for what we...
  • Forum Thread: Terminal diagnosis for lung cancer...

    My husband was diagnosed with primary lung cancer in July. He has mets to pancreas and liver. We were told in August it was terminal and last Weds the oncologist told me he probably has two months left at the most. We have two children 12 and 14. We are aiming for Christmas and then my husbands birthday...
  • Forum Thread: State pension plans

    Hi. I'm just trying to find out if dad can take out the rest of his state pension in one lump sum. It wouldn't be the end of the world if not, but would be great if he can. He's 71 and has terminal cancer. If any one knows anything that would be great. Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: stage 3 squamous cell lung cancer

    Hi All, i rushed my mum aged 65 years to hospital on 28th February 2015 as she was coughing huge amounts of blood had been feeling unwell and losing weight for a while. After xrays, ct scan, Pet scan and bronchoscopy we have been told. This cancer does not react with chemo so will not be offered. They...
  • Forum Thread: Help i just dont know where to turn

    Hi all i am new to this site, so bare with me. i am feeling out of my depth and totally helpless. This may be a bit long winded as lots happened even before my dad was diognosed. 12 years ago my father had a sub arrachnoid heamorrage which left him unable to communicate and with understanding...
  • Forum Thread: New... and all over the place

    I've found reading some of the messages on this site very helpful in the last few days and I thought I'd add my own experience. Any thoughts/ advice/ support would be greatly appreciated and I hope my story helps some of you feel less alone too. My darling mum was very suddenly diagnosed with...
  • Forum Thread: my dad, im in pieces :(

    Dad has cancer for the third time in his life, this time we knew it was different, symptoms completly different, friday after weeks waiting for appts ct scans, biopsy etc he got the new that its terminal lung cancer so aggressive that it grew so aggressivly in such a short space of time,we had a flicker...
  • Forum Thread: Squamous Adenocarcinoma ... Bombshell: my mum's got 1-2 months to live..

    Hi, .... I am so desperate for support. I am in the UK and have just come off the phone to my mum's GP.... her diagnosis is sqamous adenocarcinoma ... 10cm tumour...top of the lung....also in surrounding lymph nodes...inoperable ... and she has deterioated so fast in the past 8 weeks that he thinks...