RE: Re: [MOL] Query...Bess [01393] Medicine On Line


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RE: Re: [MOL] Query...Bess



Bess:  PLEASE check out Staten Island Hosp. (Stereotactic Body
Radiosurgery).  I have NSCLC Broncho Alveolar and it has helped me much more
than Sloan did.  Your friend June

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	BesTom@AOL.COM [SMTP:BesTom@AOL.COM]
> Sent:	Thursday, June 24, 1999 5:57 PM
> To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> 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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