Anyone out there living with stage 4 lung cancer?

Posted by nursed2075 @nursed2075, Mar 10, 2020

Is anyone living with stg4 lung cancer? How are they doing?

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@merpreb

Were you told that you have multifocal adenocarcinoma of the lungs?

I love your attitude. I'm sure that your participation in this group will help raise a few spirits, at least!

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I'm not certain that I was or wasn't told that, I'm sure I only catch half or less of what I'm told.
I forgot to answer a question in your first set. – How was it found, my first time out I had gone in because I didn't have the energy to get to my 2nd job so instead I went to the urgent care clinic. The physician ordered an x-ray and found a spot. I had influenza B so he felt it was probably due to that, but asked me to get a re-check in a couple weeks. It was still there and the story began…..

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@cindyjk

I'm not certain that I was or wasn't told that, I'm sure I only catch half or less of what I'm told.
I forgot to answer a question in your first set. – How was it found, my first time out I had gone in because I didn't have the energy to get to my 2nd job so instead I went to the urgent care clinic. The physician ordered an x-ray and found a spot. I had influenza B so he felt it was probably due to that, but asked me to get a re-check in a couple weeks. It was still there and the story began…..

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@cindyjk – I think that it is extremely important to have someone with you to make sure that everything that is said about your care is noted. And also to get copies of all the radiologist's reports, lab work, etc. This way you can learn more about your illness and why it's being treated the way it is. Also, if you disagree with anything you can bring it up or use the patient portal to begin discussions.

Is this something that you could do?

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Yes, and I do always have at least one friend or family member along.

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@cindyjk

Yes, and I do always have at least one friend or family member along.

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Cindy- Excellent! Doctors should answer all and every question you have during your visit! It's so important to self-advocate!

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