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posted by jk91
11 February 2020

My mother

Last reply: 1 month ago
Hi all I’ve just started on this , my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer 4 weeks ago and since then just got nothing but bad news ,, spread to lymph nodes in the neck and chest , tumor is bigger that first thought ,, now being told can’t do radiation as to much fluid around the tumor which has built up in just 2 weeks ,, hopefully start chemo next week ,, My question is this no sugar coating all I want to know is this curable at this stage ???,, I need to know has anyone solid info on this as I’m broken A straight forward answer please
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posted by nicholae83
26 July 2019

Mesothelioma

Last reply: 8 months ago
Any one on this chat with mesothelioma or a relative with it? My daddy was diagnosed last year and has had treatment and 8months without treatment now his mesothelioma is active again, we have been looking into clinical trials for immunotherapy but it’s a placebo trial and u and not guaranteed that u will get the treatment. Has anyone ever had this treatment or are currently on it? We could just go and have more chemotherapy but would like to hear other people’s opinion? Thank you for reading
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posted by cwitch
11 March 2014

Quit Campaign

Last reply: 11 months ago
Gerry Collins' advert on the Quit campaign is very powerful. I hope people take heed and try to quit & get family & friends to do the same. RIP Gerry.
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posted by joedu
24 November 2018

Treatment in Ireland

Last reply: 1 year ago
My name is Yi Du, I am from China. I have been resident in Ireland for 18 years. My mother is diagnosed lung cancer 2 weeks ago, the whole family is in a huge depression and I went back to her immediately to support her. Saying “diagnosis” I mean my mother feels a chest pain one day and went to see a doctor, then she is taken to do a chest CT. The image of CT shows a big shadow in the her lung. The doctor says it’s lung cancer. In China, cancer is a death sentence, incurable illness which cost people everything to survive a bit longer. She is giving up when she heard about her illness. I convinced her and promise I’ll try my best to find a treatment for her. Then we did a pet-CT, the image shows the tumour has transferred to nearby tissue, pleur and ribs. Then we did a pneumococcal biopsy(lung puncture), but the doctors failed to take enough biopsy. We did it again and third time. I was told to get a result yesterday and they said they could not identify what type of lung cancer it is and let me wait for longer. I was very disappointed about the doctors. I decided to bring my mother to Ireland and get treatment here. I found a company named oncologica that do both target therapy and immunotherapy. I am very interested. I wonder if my mother will get routine histology biopsy taken in Dublin and give the biopsy to oncologica. I sincerely appreciated if anyone could tell me the procedure of treating cancer in Ireland. Please instruct me what should I do next. Yi
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posted by setty58
20 December 2018

Cannabis as an Alternative Medicine

have you ever tried Cannabis as alternative medicine? I have a sleeping disorder that I can't sleep 2 nights straight. I tried to use a mask but I felt drowning but my friend told me to try cannabis and finally, I can sleep 6 hrs straight now. and I came across this article kylekushman.com/00-box-personal-humidor/ and I learned a lot of information to grow,
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posted by Pinkthings
24 November 2018

Dust

Last reply: 1 year ago
My Mother in law has recently found out she has sclc. My concern is her home, its mouldy damp and has 20 years of dust build up. She is currently in hospital with pneumonia. I fear the dust etc will cause her to become ill again. Do we treat this the same way we would treat an asthmatic? I also fear her care when she comes home from hospital. Can anyone give me some advice?
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posted by Irish Cancer Society
27 November 2018

Share your lung cancer experience

If you have been affected by lung cancer and are comfortable sharing your story, let us know.We need people to tell their stories about cancer to help us raise awareness in newspapers, radio, social media, and other places.Learn about becoming a media volunteer by contacting us today: https://www.cancer.ie/volunteer/help-others/share-your-story
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posted by Marybowesvav
20 September 2018

Stage four cancer

Last reply: 1 year ago
My mam was diagnosed on the 5th of July with stage four cancer lung. She went to the hospice this morning. I'm lost and confused nurse won't give me details via mams request no visit. I don't know what to do.
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posted by Tamz
04 September 2018

Reoccurance?

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi All. My Uncle was diagnosed with Non small cell lung cancer 3.5 years ago. It was caught early and from what we understand successfully removed. He has 6 monthly check ups and has been doing well. Sadly we lost my Aunt to Breast Cancer in May. Since then he has recently had a CT scan (although we don't know why because he is very private and is also on his own) followed by a consultation where they have said that they want him to go for a biopsy because they have spotted something on the bottom of the left lung. There was mention in the past of a shadow on his lung but this was put down to a previous bout of pneumonia. What are the chances we are looking at a re-occurrence of cancer here? He went back smoking about 4-5 weeks after his surgery. He said that they said it was not connected to the cancer but because he is quite deaf and doesn't really grasp what he is being told, we are wondering if he has heard right - I mean, why else would they want to do a biopsy again?
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posted by geraldine2lynch
27 August 2018

Crizotinib

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi, just wondering if anyone has had to reduce their dose of Crizotinib (Xalkori). I was taking 250mg twice a day for 9 months and my heart rate plummetted all of a sudden. I had to come off the drug for almost 3 weeks and then go back on a reduced dose of 200mg twice a day. I am wondering if anyone else has any experience with this and how it worked. Thank you
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