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Old 01-09-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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Brochial Cancer/small cell cancer

Hi, I'm probably posting my questions too soon because I do not know yet what level/stage my brother is in. He was supposed to see a specialist today. He was told he had bronchial cancer, small cell type, and that it was spreading rapidly. He is 49 and is a heavy smoker and obese. He's had bronchitis quite frequently and just recently had pnemonia. Anybody have experience with these symptoms? I don't know what to expect and the info I'm reading on the cancer websites is scaring me. I know I shouldn't panic until I know more. Thanks for your support and God bless.

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Old 01-09-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: Brochial Cancer/small cell cancer

Did he have his bronchosopy yet?

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Old 01-20-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: Brochial Cancer/small cell cancer

Yes, he did have that done. He starts chemo this week to try and shrink so doc can do surgery. I still don't know the exact name of the cancer and he doesn't like to talk about it.

 
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Re: Brochial Cancer/small cell cancer

My brother is now waiting to get a PET scan. Any treatments will begin after that. He is frustrated right now because insurance is taking so long to approve this test. He has a large tumor at the base of the bronchial tube at the lung. They hope to shrink it enough to operate. Anyone have experience with this?

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Old 02-27-2004, 08:05 AM   #5
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My brother finally told us the exact diagnosis - I think he didn't want us to know right away until he dealt with it. Non-Small Cell Cancer Stage IIIB.

 
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Re: Brochial Cancer/small cell cancer

My brother is having trouble eating. He tries to eat small bites and the radiation is making it difficult to swallow due to a sore throat. He is drinking this mixture aloe and white grape juice that is supposed to soothe but it doesn't always work. I appreciate any advice on eating that you can offer.

 
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