I have stage IV NSCLC Adenocarcinoma. No mutations! Diagnosed June 2011.....
Unfortunately, I had to stop Maintenance Chemo - Pemetrexed after only 2 cycles. My Onc said my bone marrow was suffering and unable to fight infections. I was neutropenic and was hospitalised. My Onc did mention a couple of other chemo drugs available to try but I was feeling rough from chemo and neither my husband or I wrote them down, I can call her, but wondered if any one out there has experienced the same thing??
My dilemma at the moment is - I have been told my my oncologist that there's is a very small amount of fluid. I was referred to a respiratory consultant to do an aspiration to enable us to find out if there were new cancer cells or if the fluid was part of the ongoing infections?? Only when we were looking at the scans did he say that the fluid was on the outside of the lung not inside as I presumed it. I did feel a little foolish not knowing the current situation. What I really want to know is. When I read about 3-4 litres of fluid being drained is it from around the lung or inside? I imagine if it was inside then you'd drown??
I start radiotherapy I think next week for a tumour in the retroperitoneal cavity. I received radio for this 18 months ago and it has raised it's ugly head agin......
I have been told this is an unusual place for metastatic lung cancer??
I'm usually very good at taking each 'incident' as it comes and tackling it head on but,
maybe it's the weather getting to me and I'm still very tired from 4 rounds of full on chemo and then maintenance!
Any info, advice or whatever would be greatly appreciated, thank you.