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Newly diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of lung

My local VA blew off my frequent complaints of headaches . Turns out they were metastasis from a small nsc lung cancer. Now have had a week's worth of targeted radiation to the head and started chemo last week; pemetrexed and carboplatin. Turns out I didn't have any of the "good" mutations they could work with better. MN now has medical cannabis so I'm going to try also cbd oil with a little THC. Supposed to be a wonderful addition to almost any cancer. Doing well with the chemo so far except constipation now.

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I hope you do well. The oncologist I had said he wish he could prescribe Marijuana for me, but is illegal in Tennessee. He did a lot of missionary work in other countries and could use it. I hope the CBD oil works for you!

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I pray your treatments work and that you have few side effects.

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Elmer, I am so sorry your complaints weren't taken seriously. I hope you are getting great care now. Please just make sure your oncologist knows everything you are taking - some things interfere with the treatments.

We have free resources and materials for folks diagnosed with lung cancer, please feel free to email me at: pbezruki@freetobreathe.org for information. I would love to send you our free Patient Information Kit - I would just need your address to get that out to you. Our records are secure and confidential.

Thank you for joining us - so glad to have you as part of this great community. Welcome!

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If nothing else, the THS in the marijuana will help with appetite. It was the only thing that helped me be able to eat. Best wishes!

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Hi Elmer. With your ‘cocktail’ it is likely food will begin to have a metallic taste. If so, changing to plastic ware utensils will help greatly. Also, puddings, jello and soft, scrambled eggs formed a good part of my diet. Best Wishes, judg69

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