Re: [MOL] Re: Stage T2 N1 Lung Cancer [00835] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Re: Stage T2 N1 Lung Cancer



on 12/27/00 5:18 PM, deborah golden at antiques@freeway.net wrote:

> on 12/27/00 7:26 AM, GORDON5304@aol.com at GORDON5304@aol.com wrote:
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>> My wife has decided not to have chemotherapy after her lobectomy.  The reason
>> being the small improvement expected (at best), her prior medical condition
>> and her age.
>> Our next appointment with the surgeon is in May six monthes after her
>> surgery. At the moment only an x-ray is scheduled.
>> I am wondering what if anything should be done in the interim.  For example
>> would a full body CAT scan be useful in identifying any metastis that has
>> taken place?  Or, would a Positron Emission Topography be wise?
>> In part the question relates to the technology and in part to the question
>> ofmwhat do you do if it reveals  the cancer has spread?  And, I guess that
>> depends on where it has spread to.
>> Any advise would be helpful on how to proceed, as we wait!
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> demand the pet scan.  they are the only thing that showed my colon cancer.
> get a case manager at your ins. co.  the powers that be in washington have
> now approved pet scans for all types of cancer.  I fought with my ins. co. 2
> yeaar ago and won.  now they pay without question./  good luck   deb. g.
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