I have copd with a lung compacity of 20%. I was a smoker but quite about 12 years ago. I used the patches that I got from a small clinic in my town. I had to check in every week to get my patches. I didn't want to tell them I cheated so I never cheated. Everyone was so nice and never blamed me. The told me it was ok if I failed. We would just start over. The thing that helped me the most was a little picture I drew. It was a line drawn down the middle of a piece of paper. On the Left side Listed the good and the bad of smoking. On the other side I listed all the good things for not smoking. In the middle of the line was a door. All I had to do is go through the door when I was ready. I made it through the door! Another thing I did which helped was to write my cigerattes a letter listing all they have done with me. Then how in time they weren't welcome to be my friends. I told them good bye and that they must leave my live. I mourned for them for the were my closest friends. Please let yourself mourn for they have been your friends for a long time. They know more about you thananyone else. Thanks SammycalleyView Thread
My husband had to have a CT scan done when they thought they saw a spot on his kidney during an ER visit at the VA. True we did have to wait for several weeks, I think over a month, but thank God that it turned out to be benign cysts. I don't know your faith, but I will pray that all comes out well and you won't have to wait too long. Just know that you have friends in Christ who are praying for you.View Thread
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The results summarized by Oxnard and Miller show that genetic testing is critical for clinical decision-making in this cancer. Depending on the population, the proportion of NSCLC patients who have EGFR-activating mutations may be in the range of 15% to 40%. Is it possible that the remaining set of patients have other genetic changes that might help us find a suitable treatment? It has been discovered that subsets of NSCLC patients have mutations in BRAF, mutations resulting in activation of the AKT pathway, amplification of ErbB2, amplification of MET, or translocation of EML and ALK4. Drugs that specifically target these changes are either available or in clinical trials for this or other tumor types.View Thread
I have been having this problem for a while now in 2005 I got bronchitis and ever since then its like it never completely healed every morning I have mucus built up in my lungs. I cough it out but it comes back each time. There were times when I would cough up some blood it varied every time some weeks it would be more than others and other days I just taste blood in my mouth but I do not see it. When I cough my chest hurts for a long time after. Could anyone give me a tip on what this might be?View Thread
I'm 27 years old when I was in the sixth grad my dad was told he had lukemia of the blood. then some years go bye now he also has lung cancer he has surgery the lobe on one of the lungs is removed then next thing he has face cancer has some of it cut out and the other is to deep so he goes through radiation then my mom tells me the other day his lung cancer is back and its not so good im pretty sure its agressive how do i put all these things together as far as stages go oxycotton dont eaven penatrate the pain thats what my dad said so maybe morphine im just lostView Thread
Im a Vet and use the Va in my Area for all my medical needs.I've had copd since 1997.Saw my lung Dr earlier this month,had a petscan and re seeing the Dr,he saw a mass on my left lung,had another CT 2 wks ago and yesterday,the Dr saw a larger mass now in my right lung. Anyone know what this could be. My copd is a very dry type,my lungs was burned up where I worked with chemicals.
For the lady here thats haven a hard time getting off cigs?
I had 3 yrs to live if Id didnt stopped smoking in 1997 when I saw a pull.dr and I have copd. I ask my pull Dr,can I dip or chew tobacco? Yea and Ive been dipping since 1997. Sorry way to get your nicotine but it works and Im alive.I smoked for 38 yrs.View Thread
My husband is 74. Just diagnosed 4 weeks ago. With small cell lung cancer. It has spread to his bones and spot on his liver. He had his first chemo treatment 3 weeks ago. All he does is sleep he hardly eats. I told the doctor and because he is nauses sometimes and she gave him medication. He is suppose to have his next treatment in 2 days. His daughter just passed away in April of breast cancer. I have been married to him for 33 years. It breaks my heart to see someone I love so much suffer. Is there a light at the end of this meaning is this treatment suppose to give him any quality of life? The doctor said if he doesn't get treatment he will be gone in 2 months. But at least then he was able to enjoy life. Now he is a zombie all the time and sleeping all the time. I do not know what to do. I have read lot of other peoples postings and I think the quality of life for advanced lung cancer and chemo is wrong. My husband is suffering so much he is not the same person. The doctor talked him into gaving at least 1 chemo treatment I think he is at the end so really think about what choice to make in your quality of life. ;(View Thread
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