Hi J. Rogers
I was diagnosed with the same cancer as your husband, the tumer was very large (stage 3) The lower 3rd of the right lung was removed on the 7th of Mar/05. The way the thorasic surgen explained the reason for his recomending the Chemo ( 4 cycles of 3 treatments)was that there is always a slight chance that when the tumor was removed that possibly some drops of the liquid that was inside the tumor could spash on the left lung or on the remaining right lung and it could start a new cancer once again.
I have finshed the first cycle and believe me I was as fearfull as can be, The first session was what I call the learning one, if you get nauseated, heart-burn, constapated, diareah etc, etc, I was given a few numbers to contact and a RN imediatly contacted me and if she was unable to help she then contacted the oncologist and he/she would get a perscription out to me.I dn't know how sick your husband was before the BAC cancer was diagnosed, but I feel stronger and soooo much better then I did when I supposedly had persistant pnemonia since Sept/04
sorry my story is so long but I trully want others to go the extra mile and do all they can to help beat the monster.time spent in the Chemotherapy room is such a learning experience and one is soo humbled by the whole increadable picture of other patience raw courage.
It has to be your husbands choice and trust that he is making the right one. God Bless and good luck...yandt (60+) and feeling great
Last edited by yandt; 05-24-2005 at 11:56 PM.