Is anyone in remission with metastatic lung cancer? I read an article today that has me down... Said average life expectancy of 9.7 months.
Please forget that. Everyone is different and stats are. It up to date. Hugs
There are lots of new treatments- there are some living many years with stage 4- I never look those stats up. They are useless and there is nobody on earth that knows when my expiration date is!
Stats are old!! My mom's oncologist said the last 2 years has changed so much. He used to know every survivors name and could count them on his hand... Last two years he couldn't do that. Stats take 10 years to catch up. Lung cancer treatment has changed more last 2 years than last 20!! FYI my mom's oncologist is director of lung cancer at SCCA
Thank you all!!
True, most information on the internet is from 2012 and prior.
I'm a 13 year survivor of Stage 4 NSCLC that has gone to my bones. And I'm doing ok. Don't give up stay positive you got this
Oh my gosh!! That is awesome!!!
reding you coment a get hope for my sister
Did you change eating habits, chemo, radiation?
cindy would treatments you went through? Chemo and radiation or just chemo? Thanks!
Angela Hannah chemo and radiation I went thru
Really stats are a waste of time Doug was given hardly anytime and got fourteen months with loads of cancer! Others with hardly any less and loads all. Differeny beating five years. Everyone's cancer yourney is different and every person unique fight your own battle don't worry about stat
My oncologist has never mentioned how much time. And I appreciate that because he doesn't know and I would prob tell him that and our relationship wouldn't be the same
5 years. That's the number we found and are holding to it. At the end of the first 5 years we are holding on to the second 5 years and so on..... FAITH in Gods will And I keep looking for my husband for a stamp with an expiration date.... Can't find it
My mom had a brain tumor removed 5 months ago. She might be in remission. Her CT scan will always look funny because she had the original tumor in her lung removed four years ago. Her doctor wants to do a PET scan in a few weeks before we can say anything either way. I’m confident my mother is not going to be passing away anytime soon. She is getting better each day. She is out and about running errands and shopping right now.
I was diagnosed stage iv nsclc in Dec 2015 with Mets ti the brain and right humorous. I had a craniotomy, & 5 radiation treatments to my brain. Chemo & now Opdivo for my lung. I'm deemed terminal and my tumors are inoperable. Never give up hope. I've been doing good, feel good most of the time. Don't pay attention to statistics, you aren't one. You have to hold onto hope and fight. I'm trying to make it at least to my five year Mark and see my son graduate, he's 13 now... 11 when I was diagnosed. Dec. Will be 2 years for me.... Fight! Also, remember what your fighting for .... Whatever it is hold onto hope and trust, you will go far
My brother was given 6 months June of last year he is still here and doing well. No pain and gained back 40 pounds of the weight he lost
Dad is nearly 77 and had this horrible cancer for over 5 years, 3 years ago we were told 6 months at best xx Still here and fighting xxx
Your replies are all incredible and have made my day a whole lot better!! Thank you
We are no longer numbers, we are alive and living.
Google IS NOT your friend
I agree with you 99.998%!!!! However, it was Google that told me I had cancer and where it was. I have 23 years of nursing experience as well as experience teaching medical terminology and anatomy and physiology so I knew exactly what to search for. I went to my primary doc and told him I had lung cancer, more specifically a Pancoast tumor in my left lung. He thought I was overreacting and asked if I had been googling again. 3 1/2 years later I'm in remission and continuing with immunotherapy for my stage 4 NSCLC that started as a...... Pancoast tumor in the left lung. Never say never, don't believe everything you read or hear and TRUST IN GOD!!
My Dwayne battled a year and 3 weeks but his was a pancoast tumor nonoperable.
This is what my husband has, an inoperable 5cm pancoast tumor in left upper lung as well as a 3cm lymphnode same side, he is considered stage 111B! We are getn ready for last chemo treatment tomorrow unless its rescheduled due to ecoli infection last week! Can you tell me how long ur husband survived after his diagnosis?
lisa , I just realized you posted time frame! What was his treatment plan and what hospital?
Verna Thayer .... May I ask what symptoms he was having before diagnosis?
christy , It took seems like forever for Glen to get diagnosed cuz his pain was at the highest point on his left lung if even technically in lung, lots of pain in left upper shoulder, neck, & arm! It was quite micmic of a pinched nerve in neck & even as tumor grew caused left eye to collapse due to nerve strained along that area! No way to remove operatively! He couldn't even get needle biopsy, we had to get thorasic surgeon to do quite risky surgery to get biopsy! Glen has been thru so much pain with this tumor, about a year before his diagnosis & finally after about 3 weeks of very painful radiation before finally shrinking tumor enuf to alleviate related pain! We had gone to numerous different dr before finally getn his diagnosis! I recon that was a good thing since during gastrology visit (cuz Glen was experiencing some belly & indigestion situation also) they discovered he had a 5 1/2 cm Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm, (extremely dangerous) situation, that needed immediate surgery by replacing with a graph! We had hoped that was initial problem leading to his enormous pain in neck & shoulder but unfortunately he began to lose immense unexplained weightloss and feeling sicker by the day, which ultimately lead to I rushing him to hospital end of May! Finally a ct scan (unseen by a normal xray) & pep scan was done & at last it was finally at that time they discovered his cancer! Anyhow, needless to say it turned into one heck of a painful year for Glen leading up to his diagnosis, and the rest is history radiation& chemo is the only hope he has & praying that will be enuf but only time will tell, he has ct scan schedule Nov 1st to see what results if any, from when treatments will end! We know that tumor must have shrunk at least a little, alleviating as I said earlier at least the pain, but cured remains to be seen!
You have to take the statistics with a giant grain of salt. When my mom was sick and we learned the immunotherapy did nothing, the oncologist sent her home and told her she had 2 days to two weeks maximum. We got another 3 months worth of wonderful memories with her before she passed on September 11th.
My partner was given 2 to 3 weeks at diagnosis. We spent 6 months fighting. His family turned on me. But there's no regrets. We got 6 months we didn't think we had cos we never gave up hope.
Don't read to much you can drive yourself crazy
I’m learning that!
try not to take too much notice of statistics... Because everyone is different. Xo
I'm 3.5 years out, lung, bone brain and blood I am ned
Sent you a friend request
Wow, this is amazing. We were told 3-12 months last month. 13 years?... Wow!!!! I'm printing this thread and putting it on my wall for inspiration
Ignore the statistics. They are changing everyday. My dad stage IV over 3 years and doing great.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN PROGNOSIS! Fight it every day! I am now at Stage 4. Guess what,,,, Its been 2 years ... AND I"M GOING NO WHERE ! ! Praying for you! Be strong!
I’ve been fighting hard. Just had simulation for radiation today for the 6th location (lung). Not giving up now!
And what about small cell? Any inspiring stories out there?
Hey lisa , my husband has 5cm pancoast tumor also in upper left lung with 3cm lymphnode in same side lung! I was wondering, what was Dwaynes treatment plan & what hospital were you guys going to??
Trust in the Lord he will get you through this they told me if I had the surgery that the survival rate is 5 years I am 2 years cancer free I told my oncologist she is not God and the Lord has the last say Hang in there.
I so believe in Prayers
Our neighbor was given by oncologist 6months to live. He diagnosed end stage of lung cancer with metastases. He's alive & kicking until now. 12 years after diagnosed. He did not undergone chemo. God is Great
My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc and was told a year if he fights hard. He fought and fought and only made it 8.5 months
My husband was told 6 month to a year of life, we're going on 3 years!!! Prayers, Prayers, and more Prayers!!
Let's make our own stats!
So agree, reading statistics will scare you. Hubby stage IV colon cancer 3 times to lungs... We began the journey in 2009, still fighting...
This is a good time to be the exception to the rule. Hugs.
I love reading things like this.. That is what my idea of a support group is and i am glad i joined that way when we get to my biopsy and game plan i will already have another team ready with gloves on with me so far all i know until oct 20th is my right upper has a 1cm spot that hasnt changed since april and 3 nodes on the same side.. And my breast biopsy was benign and an old lumpectomy scar from my 2012 BC
I'm coming up on yr 3.
I am in remission from stage 4 lung cancer. Started as pancoast tumor and spread to muscle.
Hi christy, what treatment were you on and how long for? How did you know the cancer spread yo your muscle ?