Good morning all
I am so glad that I found this site as the help and advice is wonderful. Brian was diagnosed after sever pain in his hip- no other sypmtoms, a fit, active 75 year old non smoker. He has has Stage IV lung cancer with mets in the bones, liver and one adrenal gland.
Apart from recovering from Gamma nails put in hip/leg still no other symptoms.
Had his first chemo-carboplatin/pemetrexed (proving negative for the EGFRwith Zometa for his bones, on Wednesday- no after effects yet
I would like advice please on the following:::::::
1) He is due to have up to 6, 3weekly chemo sessions but only 2 if there is no improvenment- why would they stop so soon ?
2) The Oncologist's prognosis was- 1 Year with chemo, possibly 6 months without- how realistic is that please- (He doesn't know that )
3) what are you lovely people's experience of chemo after effects i.e. if and when they began
4) PET scan. i.e. what is it, what is the difference between that and a CT scan and whether it would benefit my husband.
Thank you so much for reading this- sorry it is so lengthy. No doubt I will have more questions in the future.
Have a good weekend everyone- hopefully you are all getting this sun (I live between Biggin Hill and Bromley in Kent) and that we can enjoy summer at last. x