How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by snack81 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 02:07 AM
About 4 months ago my dad was diagnosed with sclc. A few months before we discovered his cancer he was having intense shoulder pain, no pain meds help and if they do its only once in awhile. He ended up having surgery because he did have a tare in his muscle. Soon after the surgery he was diagnosed with the cancer. We learned last week that it has spread to his bones. He is still having the bad shoulder pain. Has anyone experienced pain like this? Is it from the cancer or the surgery?? He is in so much pain and I feel helpless
by KimmieAnne on Mon Oct 29, 2012 02:34 PM
I experienced shoulder pain for months prior to my diagnosis, however, my lung was collapsed. I am not a candidate for surgery as the cancer metasticized to my lung lining.
I was diagnosed with nsclc in 2003 with 2-3 years to live. I am now in my 10th year.
I take Tarceva 150 mg. It is saving my life.
I am praying for you and your dad.
by snack81 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 02:43 PM
That is great to hear! Helps me keep the faith, I will be praying for you as well. Thank you
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