It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Family & Friends of Cancer Patients Message Board

Dad's Lung Cancer

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 344
Bernice HB User
Dad's Lung Cancer

About 6 weeks ago my dad went to the doctor because he wasn't feeling well. He had a slight cough without blood (only when he lays down), loss of appitite, feeling tired. They took an xray and was told he had pneumonia. He was put on a week worth of medication. While on the meds, his legs became weak and he felt nauseated. The doctor said it was proabably the meds making him feel this way. About 2 weeks later, my dad was still not feeling well so he went back to the doctor who took another xray and was told the pneumonia was still there and sent my dad for a cat scan.

The cat scan showed a mass on his lung. They did a scope to get a closer look. The doctor said it looks like cancer and did a biopsy to make sure.

My dad is going to the doctor on Thursday to get the results of his biopsy and then probably a pet scan.

I'm freaking out. My dad is 77 years old. He quit smoking 18 years ago. He has a bit of asbestos in him (he had it for over 40 years). The doctor did say it was not mesothelioma. He also had bloodwork and that came back normal. I am so afraid for my dad. Our only hope is that it didn't spread and it stayed within the lung and maybe give us alittle hope to remove it.

I thought white cells would be elevated in a person with cancer?

My dad has no pain and only the symptoms I listed above. Could he be in the early stages?

Please help me. I don't know how to get throught this. I can't lose my dad, not now. And I certainly don't want him to be in pain. I need him.

Thank You,


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tennessee United States
Posts: 521
hollygirl05 HB User
Re: Lung Cancer

Hi, how is your dad doing? I hope he is well!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Newly diagnosed lung cancer Dark Stranger Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 4 03-02-2012 07:58 AM
Extensive Small Cell Lung Cancer-- Dad , age 50 loveourdad Cancer: Lung 0 09-17-2011 07:49 AM
Lung Cancer or no? windchase1 Cancer: Lung 1 11-04-2009 09:44 AM
Lung and Brain Cancer Sachae Cancer: Lung 13 03-27-2007 02:23 PM
Pre-screening for lung cancer daddysgirl135 Cancer: Lung 4 05-21-2006 09:24 AM
Stage 4 metastatic Lung Cancer Lucy32 Cancer: Lung 4 10-03-2004 03:58 AM
My Dad's Lung Cancer Lojack223 Cancer: Lung 4 04-20-2004 05:52 AM
Signs of Lung cancer??? please help very worried... Cymidei Fier Cancer: Lung 8 03-11-2004 06:20 PM
New Lung Cancer Drug? Tattoo Cancer: Lung 1 08-12-2002 09:39 AM
So Scared/Husband diagnosed w/lung cancer that metastasized MaryP Cancer: Lung 4 05-01-2002 12:22 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:53 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!