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Well I finally made a decision on what to do next about the Cancer

Thursday, April 24, 2014

After visiting with the radiologist oncologist today. I made the decision to monitor for at least the next 3 months instead of any treatment. The doctor I saw today explained to me that once the lung tissue has been radiated it is dead and there is no recovering it. He was also concerned where the tumor was removed. It seems the lower is the part of the lung that a great deal. Being able to pin point the right place would be hard for him to do. With monitoring if the cancer reoccurs we should able to find early enough to do radiation if it comes to it.

This doctor also believes it is possible that this cancer is from my ocular cancer from back in 1984. I mentioned this to my regular oncologists nurse. She told me he might want to have the path slides from the 1984 compared to the latest path slides to see if there is a match. He says that a chance of reoccurcnee if as good as a non reoccurrence.

This drs visit makes me feel a good deal better and lifts my spirits. Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.
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  • CANDOK1260
    happy the doc visit went so well i will pray for you
    2500 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Debbie I am glad you feel reassured with the news.I will continue to remember you in my prayers. hugs,Cheri
    2504 days ago
  • CJWORDPLAY
    You have waited so long for the information you need to make a considered decision. Sounds to me like you are getting good advice from experienced physicians. I'm grateful you are getting such good care and also that the people around you are so supportive. Please know that I continue to think of you and pray for your well-being. Hugs, CJ emoticon
    2506 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    I'm glad you got some good info and made a decision that you are comfortable with.

    I'll continue to keep you in my hopes & prayers!
    2508 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13677188
    Having options is good, and I'm glad that you're pleased with the option you chose. I will continue to pray that everything works out.
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    Susan
    2508 days ago
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    You've thought it out, weighed the options, and picked the plan that is the most comfortable for you. It's important to be involved and listened to when making medical decisions. It sounds like you have a good relationship with your doctors and that is also extremely important.
    My prayers are with you.
    Sheila emoticon
    2508 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    Sounds like a very good plan of action. I am glad you felt relieved after the visit. emoticon emoticon
    2508 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Sounds like a positive Dr's apt with good information. I pray that there is no reoccurrence. My sister just went thru chemo/radiation --6 weeks of each so I know how it depleted her of energy. Do take care of yourself.
    2508 days ago
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