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Lung Cancer back after 6 years

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Old 04-28-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
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Lung Cancer back after 6 years

Not sure where to begin, my dad had lung cancer 6 years ago and they removed his entire lung with surgery. He was doing fine and was very fit. This past Feb he came down with Pnuemonia and a staff infection. He was in the Hosp for 14 days on antibiotics, went home and got sicker. They saw something on the ct scan and they did 2 bronscopys, the first was good, no tumors, path report good. the second, no tumors, but bacteria and suspicious cells on the path report. He is very short of breadth and tired. The doctors feel his cancer is back in his other lung. He started taking Irressa 2 days ago. The doctors are trying to get his pnumonia under control before they find out how to treat this. They also did a blood test and something in that was elevated that is making them lean more toward cancer being back. Next step is a PEt scan when he is sent home from the hospital. This is so very hard for me and my family to deal with this news. Any advice on what i can do or maybe treatment info that you can give me would be very helpfull to me. Thanks much!

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