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Old 04-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
I just had a PET Scan and they found a tumor (3.5cm) on the right upper lung and another tumor on the adrenal gland (1.5 cm) 2 lymph nodes contain cancerous cells and a left perihilum lesionas as well as one in the mediastinal node, these all likely contain tumors. I'm so sad, specially for my (5) kids. Please tell me what to expect, and if there is anyone else with this same kind of cancer. I will be going to a biopsy in a week for the tumor in the lung and adrenal gland.

Thanks and god bless,

Mari

 
Old 04-21-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Mari,
Im so sorry to hear about your cancer. I havent had lung cancer but both of my parents did. I hope you stay strong and find support in your family. You will all need each other. Take care

 
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Hi Mari,
I am so sorry to hear you have cancer. You asked him someone else had the same type of cancer and I think once you get your biopsy they can tell you if it is non small or small cell. When my husband was diagnosed he had it in his right lung, brain, adrenal, liver and bones so guess it is similiar to yours, but there are different types of lung cancer. They are going to do a biopsy of the adrenal too or just the lung? My husband only had a biopsy of the lung because the rest of the cancer was spread by the lung cancer.
Please write and let us know what type so then we can give you more information. Stay positive as I know in my husband's situation he has and so have many others and it does them wonders!
A Big Hug for you and Prayers,
Kim

 
Old 04-22-2007, 01:00 PM   #4
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Hi Mari,
As Kim has said, when you find out what type you do have your question will be easier to answer. I have Non small cell lung cancer which has spread to the brain.
The thing you do need to know is everyone is treated differently (medically speaking) and each person reacts differently also. I've only been 4 months into this, but there doesn't seem to be many standard answers to anything. Each and every case is different.
BUt hang in there and let us know your questions, and we'll try to help if we can.
Faith

 
Old 04-23-2007, 01:48 AM   #5
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Thanks Everyone,

I will have a biopsy on Tuesday 4/24 and will give you more info on type of cancer. Meanwhile can you tell me which way can I boost my immune system prior to treatment...I need to stay ahead of the game, if you have any advice it will be well appriciatted or any special recipes!

Thanks and my prayers are with you,

Mari

 
Old 04-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #6
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Kim and Faith- Thanks for the support that you help provide to friends on this board. You are both very kind.

Mari, this disease is very deceptive. However, the research community continues to find beneficial drugs to comfort and stall the symptoms.

As for a boost to your immune system... I'm sure your doctor or nurse oncologist can help you with that. Be well and live strong! Tom

 
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Thanks Everyone,

I will have a biopsy on Tuesday 4/24 and will give you more info on type of cancer. Meanwhile can you tell me which way can I boost my immune system prior to treatment...I need to stay ahead of the game, if you have any advice it will be well appriciatted or any special recipes!

Thanks and my prayers are with you,

Mari
hHi Mari
Good luck tomorrow first of all. Prayers coming at you for the biopsy.
The best immune systems are given proper nutrition. So check with your doctors to see if they have a nutritionist for cancer patients. I ended up reading a lot on cancer and nutrition and did the best I could. I stopped smoking and drinking also, just to help anyway I could and walk when I can.
Lots of info out there, find reliable sources and keep a positive attitude! Boy!
that's the hard one!! LOL!!! But when you can, and you will feel better for it.
THinking of you!
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:37 PM   #8
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Hi, I will keep you in my prayers, especially that you might have large cell cancer, as opposed to the small cell which is nasty stuff. My husband, like Kims, has the small cell and even thought he has had a good response to the chemo, it can rear it's ugly head again at any time. Anyway, as for boosting the immune system.. I am no doctor and our oncologist kinda smiles when we tell him this, but I have always believed in natural treatments. On our first visit to the chemo center, a lady who has been going there for years, told us about taking unsulphured black strap molassas to keep up the red count. We have an herbalist in town that put my husband on a tinture of an herb called Astragalus. It is supposed to support the immune system. It comes in an alcohol base which smells and tastes icky and and an alcohol free one that is almost in a glycerine state that is sweet. That one is by Oregon wild Harvest company. Anyway, does it work? Well, the further one goes into chemo the more the blood counts become depressed. My husband has had to delay chemo to bring up the counts, in particular the white. I asked him if he was taking his "stuff" and he admitted no. Well, I insisited he go back on the Astragalus and his white count went up in a week from barely good enough to do chemo to right where a normal, healthy persons count is. My herbalist says it is good to get these things going before any chemo starts if possible. Our oncologist says it can't hurt!! Good luck to you and I will certainly pray for you.

 
Old 04-23-2007, 09:32 PM   #9
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thank you for the advise,
I guess I won't know what kind of CANCER I have till after the biopsy (small cell or non small) But I do pray it's non small cell...I have faith and hope! the Lord is Grand and I belive in miracles too. I have been reading a book called SURVIVING CANCER by: Dee Simmons, when she was battling with cancer she really got into nutrition...she knew she would not survive without boosting her immune system...so anyway she now specializes in selling these nutrition product for cancer patients, so I called today to ask a little about their products. ...they might be helpful, but i still haven't tried them...I ordered some of her products to start taking it to improve my immune system cause I'm also Diabetic as well...so i need an extra boost, I have a strong will and strong mind, but a weak immune system and I know i won't be able to fight this war with a weak immune system.


I pray for Wisdom, Strength, and guidance!!!!!!

I want to thank all for your advise and my prayers are with you all!

Mari

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Old 04-25-2007, 06:56 PM   #10
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This message is for Kim,

Hi Kim,
I was wondering if you are happy with you doctor and if you would recommend him/her as you know I live in Temecula, CA and we are somewhat close, I use to live in Irvine (Westpark Area) last year but moved to the Temecula wine country area. I'm trying to be proactive and I'm looking for specialist and cancer center, I thought you might have a good idea of some good doc and a cancer ctr. I would certainly appreciate any help I can get!

Or if anyone knows of any good doc and cancer ctrs in this area Southern California please let me know.


Thnks for all your help and advise, my prayers go out to you all!

Mari

 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #11
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Hi Mari

Yes, we are very pleased with Stan's doctor and actually since Stan started seeing him sadly enough we have 2 other friends that now see him. Can we use names of doctors? Oh shoot, I have no idea...Stan's doctor is with the group called Orange Coast Oncology & Hematology and believe they have a website you can read. His doctor is Dr. Semeniuk. Isn't it far for you to commute though? Maybe if you don't want to travel that far maybe you could call their office and see if they could suggest a doctor/cancer center closer to you.
Now for the funny thing...we live in Westpark! (very small world)
Anyway, anything I can do to help you let me know.
You take care and don't blame you for being proactive as you would want to proceed fast once you get the resutls.
Stay strong!
Kim

 
Old 04-29-2007, 06:19 PM   #12
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Hi Mari
Just wanted to send a quick hello to you to check on you to see how the biopsy procedure went on Friday. I do hope you are doing well.
May God Bless You and I will keep you in my daily prayers,
Kim

 
Old 04-30-2007, 08:37 AM   #13
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for caring! I had the biopsy on Friday 4/27/07 and everything went well...now it's just a matter of waiting for the dr to call, they told me about a week...I'll let you all know.

Thank You so much and my prayers are with you all!

Mari

 
Old 05-05-2007, 04:03 PM   #14
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Hi Mari
I know this week has been a long hard week of waiting for you so thought I would pop in to say hi, and that I was thinking of you.
We're all here when/if you feel the need to "talk".
Hope the results of the biopsy were better than expected and I am keeping you (and everyone here) in my prayers.
Faith

 
Old 05-05-2007, 04:45 PM   #15
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Stay in prayer with God and with your children. Through time you will find answers to your uncertainties and peace for all of your fears. This will not overnight but it will come.

 
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