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1 day ago · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

@jezzy– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. And thank you for sharing your eye-opening journey. Many of us do have possible underlying causes for SOB but as yet have not found the connection. Learning to "control" the times at its worst must feel like you've climbed Mt. Everest! Being grounded is a means of controlling yourself that is so essential to good health and self-care. There are many exercises that can help with this, and here are a few.


Sometimes I don't even realize how uptight I am and when I finally do I am beyond just sitting down and putting my feet on the ground and calming myself. What has worked the best for you?

2 days ago · Stage IV lung cancer, what treatments work for you? in Lung Cancer

@shortshot80– In my last appointment at the hospital where I am treated and where my doctors are my Oncologist sais that Palliative care is where I am. Since there is no cure for my type of cancer I am treated in a Whack-a-mole fashion. As different lesion changes take place my 3 doctors decide what they should do- do they zap it with SBRT or try a different approach. Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.
I'm wondering if you have decided to stop any treatments that will prolong your life or just want to be made comfortable. Have you discussed this with your medical team and what do they recommend?

3 days ago · Stage IV lung cancer, what treatments work for you? in Lung Cancer

@ina3– Hi. How is your dad doing? Did your doctor say that the decision was up to you to choose which one? As you know, we are not medical professionals so we can't advise you on drugs at all. I think that your doctor is trying drugs, not initially meant for lung cancer, that has worked on other parts of the body. Has your dad's doctor mentioned that his cancer has spread beyond what was oringinally thought?

4 days ago · COVID-19 Testing: How are the data calculated? in COVID-19

@mayofeb2020– It is extremely frustrating. I hate wearing masks but I would hate COVID-19 even more. It seems senseless to argue with people who won't beleive the danger in not wearing a mask. I wish that I had a magic phrase to say.

5 days ago · COVID-19 Testing: How are the data calculated? in COVID-19

@tjdog– It's very confusing and dangerous for anyone to think that COVID-19 is something to take lightly. I found that it's very difficult to talk to people who think that new cases are a hoax, or are being exaggerated. My answer is that wear masks greatly reduced the incidence of COVID-19 as it protects others, along with washing your hands and social distancing in case you are ill. It shows respect for others until history shows us otherwise.

6 days ago · Masks: How do you encourage people that they help? in COVID-19

@marjou– Good morning. Bingo! You are absolutely correct. Masks and social distancing are the keys to not catching COVID-19 or giving it to anyone. I wear a mask everywhere but my car and home.

Do you?

6 days ago · Mom diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Need advice on helping her to eat in Lung Cancer

@kj9 – Good morning. How are things going for your mom and you and your sister?

6 days ago · Multifocal Adenocarcinoma of the lung, continual recurrences in Lung Cancer

@meka– All is good! the scar tissue from radiation has stabilized and is not a new lesion. The other one has only grown 3 mm in 5 years. Next appointment in 6 months!!!