Radiation for Lung Met

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James65
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Radiation for Lung Met

Postby James65 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Hi All,
Just received my fourth cancer diagnosis with another met in my upper left lobe (lung). It seems to be just the one, but follows a resection a little over a year ago to remove a met in the same upper left lobe.

My oncologist said the best bet would be radiation and I'm wondering what others have experienced with this treatment. I did chemo/radiation with the primary rectal tumor, which was painful and caused some bad side effects, so wondering what to expect.

Thanks and best to everyone,
James
Diagnosed with stage III rectal tumor (though probably late stage II) January 2006.
Chemo/Radiation
Full APR Surgery
Folfox Chemo
So far NED.
Oops. Liver tumor diagnosed 10/13 after elevated CEA. Liver resection for 5cm tumor 12/6/13. So far so good.
Oops again, one tumor in each lung diagnosed 8/8/16. One too small to deal with and the other resected in late September. Wait and watch for now.

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Atoq
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Re: Radiation for Lung Met

Postby Atoq » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:04 pm

I am sorry for your new metastasis, I am also going to check one in the lungs next week. I cannot help you with information about radiation, but I wanted to wish you good luck and a quick recovery. I would guess the skin on the chest is more tough than in the pelvis.

Best recovery

Claudia
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer October 2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy

James65
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Re: Radiation for Lung Met

Postby James65 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:39 pm

Hi Claudia,
Thanks for the thoughts. Much appreciated.

I hope yours turns out to be okay, too. My last met was 8mm in the lung and that turned out to be the easiest one to treat that I've been through.

Best,
James
Diagnosed with stage III rectal tumor (though probably late stage II) January 2006.
Chemo/Radiation
Full APR Surgery
Folfox Chemo
So far NED.
Oops. Liver tumor diagnosed 10/13 after elevated CEA. Liver resection for 5cm tumor 12/6/13. So far so good.
Oops again, one tumor in each lung diagnosed 8/8/16. One too small to deal with and the other resected in late September. Wait and watch for now.


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