Re: [MOL] Lillian /Reply to Laurie ! [01293] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] Lillian /Reply to Laurie !

Hello David!
My father-in-law "Pop" is only 60 and was dx w/ NSCLC in 12/98.  It was only by chance that it was found - in that his tumor is outside the lung, and was pushing against the Superior Vena Cava so much that his head & neck swelled enormously!  He had to have 'stints' put into the SVC, then have radiation before chemo to help alleviate the SVC issue.  It is considered inoperable.  A great deal of damage resulted from radiation.  He had no results from Taxol & Carboplatin, but once on Gemcitabine (Gemzar) the tumor reduced in size.  Only problem is that lung disease/damage is the greatest issue now.  His immune system is shot due to Gemzar (biggest side effect-immunosupressent), & he can't live without Prednisone, not to mention a dozen other drugs to alleviate numerous symptoms.  He has no desire to take an active part in the healing process from within - physically or spiritually.  
Please consider that your greatest responsibility in your recovery & longevity.  You must drink plenty to flush the drugs from your vital organs, and you must pump up your immune system as much as possible.  Positive, uplifting thoughts ONLY!!  Do whatever it takes David, to help yourself on the inside.  Doctors don't subscribe to this theory, but most survivors do.
Best regards,
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Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Lillian /Reply to Laurie !

>i have been dx wth sclc I am onli 54 and strong  the only place they could
>find it was encasulated in the lower lobe of my left lung and on one nearby
>lymmph node they removed all the sclc tissue that could be found by naked eye
>all scans bone ct brain mri all proved nagative I and my tissue have been
>turned over to a dr.Robert Nogouney at long brach memorial   he is rumored to
>have some 15 yr survivors of this .I am kooking to connect with some long
>term survivors of this prferably dr. nogourneys but I am not choosey  I Nee
>to know If any long termers actually exist          please contact me DAVID
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