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Re: [MOL] new lung cancer patient - radiation questions



Tammy,I will be praying for your mom.I have three daughters who have walked
with me through four major attacks of cancer,so I can pretty well figure out
how you are feeling.Just put your faith in the Lord,and let Him help you..My
name is Frank,and I am a retired minister and cancer support Chaplin..God
Bless You.Frank Cromie







-----Original Message-----
From: tammy forrest <joeandtammy@sirus.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] new lung cancer patient - radiation questions


>Lynn,
>my mother is in the process of radiation and chemo for a tumor in her lung
>and chest area.  She was diagnosed in April last year.  Depending on the
>extreme of the cancer she may only have to go once every three weeks.
>However, every Monday she goes and has blood drawn to check her white
>count.  She has just completed chemo, radiation and is now on her second
>batch of chemo.  This chemo is really taking a toll on her immune system.
>She when through surgery but they could not remove the tumor because they
>call it small cell cancer and is surrounding the arteries and heart area.
>
>Does your mother smoke?  If not did she cough allot?  Let me know how
>things are going I will pray for her.
>
>Tammy
>
>----------
>> From: penobscot <penobscot@cybertours.com>
>> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> Subject: [MOL] new lung cancer patient - radiation questions
>> Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 7:42 PM
>>
>> my mother will start radiation therapy in January.  she has a needle
>biopsy
>> next week.  we know that she has a large tumor (6 cm in size)  Probably
>> cannot have surgery.  What I don't know yet is how frequently are
>radiation
>> treatments scheduled.  Just began to think that we will have to get
>> transportation for her.  she is 40 miles away from the hospital and I
>live
>> 45 more miles beyond her and the hospital.  it will be a challenge to
>> arrange ....any ideas.  what has worked for your families?
>>
>> Lynn
>>
>> penobscot@cybertours.com
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