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Adenocarcinoma Recurrence

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr

I have just learned that I definitely have a recurrence of my adenocarcinoma from my LLL lobectomy 2.5 years ago. PET scan and brain MRI next week. Then we will know whether it is stage 3 or 4.

We will plot our course of action at that point. New territory for me.

Best to you all,

Rick

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So sorry. Hoping the scans show results with promising treatment options. Best wishes to you!

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to Lyubov

Thank you!

Sorry to hear that Rick it sucks. I hope your guardian angel is beside you and will help you through this it's really rough and your Angel will help you. As we all will.Let us know what's happening. Love Susie

SusieJo,

I'll keep an eye out for that guardian angel. In the meantime I really appreciate your support. I am going to try to get my wife to participate here also.

Rick

Denzie
DenzieModerator

Well crumb! Sorry to read this. Insist on a new biopsy to learn what mutation is driving it. I send hope that it’s one that they have a targeted therapy for so you can skip chemo and radiation. But if it’s not, you know we’re here to help you get through any and all side effects.

Please let us know what you learn.

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to Denzie

Denzie,

I think we will probably start with some radiation. We'll see after the PET and MRI. The biopsies can be quite uncomfortable but if needed for a better molecular read then we will do it. I'm asking for a prophylactic radiation of the brain, but the medical folks want to wait until all tests are completed.

Will keep you informed.

Rick

Sorry to read this. There are newer treatments even than a couple of years ago if you are eligible (tumour type/mutations etc) so here's hoping you can get on a really effective treatment for you. don't give up...

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to JanetteR57

There is no giving up at this point.

Rick

I am sorry that you are going through this again. I hope they have targeted therapies to try this time. JanetteR57 is right, there are new treatments being developed all the time.

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to KatherineK

I will be exploring every possibility.

Rick

We just never know what's around the bend. I pray they develop a successful treatment plan for you. We're all here for you. Jean

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to JeanE41

I appreciate your prayers.

Rick

KimGO2
KimGO2Administrator

Thinking of you. Reach out to us anytime at support@go2foundation.org. We are here to help you and your family. Warmly, Kim

rdflynnjr
rdflynnjr in reply to KimGO2

Hi Kim,

I'm not really sure what you can do to help, but I appreciate your invitation.

Rick

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