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  • Forum Post: Mum has Stage 4 lung cancer which has now spread to liver and spine

    Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 lunch cancer in Feb 2014. Since then she has done 2 rounds of chemo but the doctors pulled her off as it was making her very weak and scans revealed it didn't restrict the cancer growth :(. Since off the chemo mum has got a little better; eating more and less sick....
  • Forum Post: RE: Squamous Adenocarcinoma ... Bombshell: my mum's got 1-2 months to live..

    Hello :) It has been a while since I posted. The past nearly 3 weeks feel like a blip and also like an eternity. With the help of my mum's GP my parents finally agreed that it would be good for me to be with them. So I travelled to the part in the UK where they live the next day. .... I was shocked...
  • Forum Post: Docetaxel and temperature

    Looking for some advice/help. My mum has non small cell lung cancer with bone and liver mets. Basically, she has been stuck in Ninewells Hospital since last Wednesday. The Docetaxel they have her on seems to have hit her immune system hard this time and her temperature shot way up. So she has been monitored...
  • Forum Post: Coughing up blood: normal?

    Hi, my Mum is waiting for treatment - we see the oncologist a week today and she starts chemo on the 25th. However, this past week she has been coughing up a lot of blood. She gets about two to three big coughing fits a day - one that wakes her up, one in the afternoon and more in the evening. She's...
  • Forum Post: Hello

    Hello all, I'n new here and hope to find others like me. My dad was told he had lung cancer almost 2 weeks ago. He is having test to determine what type and if had spread to the spine and bones. Just over 10 years ago I lost my mum to cancer of the gullet. I really hoped I wouldn't be in...
  • Forum Post: Confusion

    So, we have some progress. Mum's lung cancer has now been diagnosed officially and staged (NSC Squamous cell, T3) but we've been told that no action taken will be curative. Because of where it is, even if chemo works at shrinking the tumour, we won't be able to operate. She is going in...
  • Forum Post: Lung cancer

    This is the 1st time I have written on this site. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2013. I have found it very difficult to come to terms with this. It has taken my confidence away. I felt shocked & stunned with what is happening to me.
  • Forum Post: RE: Tarceva Help,,,,

    I have NSCLc in May 2012 and went though radiotheraphy, chemo and pneumonectomy of the right lung. I am on Tarceva for the last 5 months and my first pet scan after 3 months was quite positive. I am due another one in a months time. I have side effects such as skin rash and duarrhoea. I get frequent...
  • Forum Post: Feel like I have cancer and not being helped.

    Hi everyone, I have been feeling like I have cancer for the past 4 months, and I feel like I am not getting accurate help. I am going to explain all the symptoms I have had over the past 4 months. It started when I was experiencing back pain that also came to the front which felt excruciating. The...
  • Forum Post: Cannabis Oil as Alternative Therapy?

    Hi, I have read that Cannabis Oil helps relieve some symptoms of cancer and treatments and even is supposed to treat cancer? Has anyone got any info and where to buy it? Call me naive, but is this the same as hemp oil? Sorry I really haven't got a clue :) x
  • Forum Post: Endless tests, doctors and waiting

    Just when we thought we were reaching the end of the line, we get told we still have weeks to go! A bit of background: My mum was sent for a chest x-ray in May where they found a shadow on her lung. So, her GP referred her and because of her history of travel in Africa, she was sent to a TB clinic...
  • Forum Post: 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...
  • Forum Post: Mums X-Ray results! Please reply

    A brief history.. in December 2012 my Mum had severe shortness of breath and pains when she breathed. In Feb 2013, she was diagnosed with nsclc with malignant pleural effusion with no obvious primary. She had the effusion drained and 2 cycles of chemo - ending in May 2013. Since then she has been fine...
  • Blog Post: A tough ride...

    Well Mum had her 2nd lot of chemo yesterday, at least she knows what to expect this time and she's not looking forward to it. It's been tough watching her suffer with the pain and sickness but I'm guessing a million times harder to go through it so I just keep smiling and telling her it'll...
  • Blog Post: About us

    my name is Jodie and my beautiful mum has been diagnosed with terminal Lung cancer. It has spread but to what extent were not sure the main tumour is in her right lung and we know it's in her lymph nodes above her left collarbone. She is having another CT scan next week so we may know more then....
  • Blog Post: Putting things into perspective

    12 days post tax, looking forward to going back onto FEC (am I mad?). Feel more normal today, I can eat and it doesn't hurt. Went shopping at Asda and had one of their breakfasts (a small one). I forgot to buy a new thermometer. I already have three, and none of them are very reliable!! Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat transcript, November 2013

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and last week, so last week, cancer information nurses Josie and Kate joined us in the chatroom for a lung cancer webchat. They answered questions about topics including symptoms, side effects of treatment, pain management and caring for someone at home. ...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat – Wednesday 13 November

    As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going to be holding a question and answer session with two specialist nurses in our chatroom. Josie and Kate are cancer information nurses from the Macmillan Support Line, and they’ll be on hand to answer questions about topics like lung cancer...
  • Blog Post: Confused and scared

    I am new to this do I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. My dad has lung cancer and they are not operating, he has tiny amounts on his liver. He was diagnosed in July 2012 and now he is receiving stronger chemo, he is very tired and coughing up more blood. Is this due to the chemo??? I'm...
  • Blog Post: Fundraising

    I'm unsure if I'm allowed to post this here but my sister is taking part in a fundraising event for cancer research UK, would really appreciate it if you could have a look and donate even a tiny amount. For such a fantastic cause. My dad passed away in November from lung cancer - small cell...
  • Blog Post: Dis-belief

    When my dad came home and had to tell me he had lung cancer, I thought my whole world had come to a stand still. My best friend was sick... He was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, they couldnt operate, and they couldnt rid him off it.. But they offered chemotherapy to stop it from spreading...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat transcript

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month so, on Wednesday we hosted a live lung cancer webchat with Kate Goldie, a specialist nurse from our Macmillan Support Line. Kate answered questions on managing breathlessness, chemotherapy side effects, tiredness and advanced lung cancer. If you’d...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat – Wednesday 21 November

    November is lung cancer awareness month, so we’re giving you the chance to join our live lung cancer webchat with Kate Goldie, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line. Research by Macmillan recently hit the news when it showed that lung cancer cases in women are likely to soar...
  • Blog Post: Living With mesothelioma My Diary Thursday

    Although dry today it was a very grey and dark dawn today and it didn’t look promising at all. I didn’t have any plans for today, sat on the computer and sorted emails and messages out, a lot of work to catch up on. We decided to go to Wincheap to buy dog food and a toy for him so when...
  • Blog Post: Anger

    Nothing helps. She's angry. I know she's scared. I know she's in pain. I want to help but I'm scared of irritating her. I'm angry too. I'm angry to see my sister continuing to smoke. Seeing the situation our mum is currently in. I get angry when I see strangers smoking. I...
  • Blog Post: Lung and chest cancer – ask a clinical nurse specialist

    We’re trying something new in the Online Community. Michael, a clinical nurse specialist in thoracic cancer is starting his own blog, in the hope of answering some of your questions. Throacic cancer includes lung cancer, cancers that have started in the chest, and cancer that has spread...
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