Re: Re: [MOL] Query... [01362] Medicine On Line


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Re: Re: [MOL] Query...



Wishing up and your husband good luck and will be praying, your friend,
lillian

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From: <BesTom@AOL.COM>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [MOL] Query...


> Thanks for all the support and advice that's been coming in.  Our doctor
at
> Sloan Kettering is doing a bronchoscopy on my husband tomorrow.  Her hunch
> after many years of experience is that it's Stage IV LUNG adenocarcinoma.
I'm
> not sure why it's Stage IV if it turns out to be confined to the lungs. If
> she can confirm this, she then recommends chemo since there are numerous
> densities in both lungs and possibly a primary tumor.  The pleural cavity
> keeps filling up with fluid and may require a permanently placed chemo
tube
> to drain or control it.
> This is all very scary.  It's supposedly not operable, nor spread to any
> other part of the body YET according to scans and blood tests.  If it's
> confirmed as lung as opposed to "non-specific" we have to decide on which
> chemo to take and with which team--there may not be too many options.  At
the
> same time, complimentary alternative treatments, immune boosters, and
> antistress would certainly be helpful.   If anyone knows any promising
> protocols for this diagnosis, I'd appreciate hearing about it.  Will let
you
> all know how the bronch turns outs.  Love, Bess
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