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  • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi ! It's never easy to make decision to go ahead for more test in such a situation. If the answer is negative, some patient will blame doctor for asking for more test . If the answer is positive and doctor do not ask for immediate test, some patient will blame doctor did not ask for for immedaite test. To my opinion in cancer, there is no such thing as right or wrong . We make the decision, if we think we want...

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      There is many positive story about Tarceva , but, as usual , it works for some patient and not all . Your may log in to http://www.tarceva.com/patient/taking/how_to_take.jsp for more information . Meantime, you also can log in to Cancer Grace www.cancergrace.org , this is a site with doctor to share some opinion about lung cancer . You can seach for information and posting about Tarceva and other chemo drug for lu...

      June 14, 2012 view post
      • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi ! You may log in to the Tarceva site for more information http://www.tarceva.com/patient/taking/how_to_take.jsp To my knowledge , be it take in the morning or afternoon or night, it should not make any difference. But, I am not sure is that going to make any difference for some patient, maybe you can discuss it with the doctor and have better understanding. Meantime, you also may log in o Cancer Grace , ww...

        June 14, 2012 view post
        • SKMalaysia has created a new message board discussion

          The question of what is LIFE for me come across my mind this morning .Good question ! What is LIFE for stage IV cancer patient like me . Did think about it before and after 3 over years of living with cancer, I would like to share with you what is in my mind for LIFE since the day I'm living with lung cancer.LIFE is full of uncertainty , as anything can happen in next moment and we will not know what to expect.LIFE i...

          March 27, 2012 view discussion
          • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

            I join cancer GRACE , www.cancergrace.org sometime last year and the forum is very focus on lung cancer , I think the doctor, moderator there may give you good assistance. Meantime, I get great information and advise for my treatment. SK

            September 29, 2011 view post
            • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

              Lana, I am doing fine . Just start with my chemotherapy with the drug Taxotere in early August '11, after the grow of tumor from 8 to 11 cm in 3 months from may to end July '11. Anyway, so far the chemotherapy works well and stable my condition. STABLE is good . I plan to hv two more cycle, if it is stable, most likely will take a rest for few months to let my body immune system recover , before I start treatm...

              September 28, 2011 view post
              • SKMalaysia has created a new message board discussion

                Living with cancer is challenging .Why ?Because living with cancer is full of possibility and uncertainty .Sometime when things looks very wrong and make you worry, looks like there is nothing is possible to help .Then, some good news happen and bring you OUT OF DARKNESS to LIGHT, bring you JOY , bring you HOPE and let you feel that everything is possible .But, at times, when things going so well and you have forgot ...

                September 27, 2011 view discussion
                • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thks for your sharing of 5 years . Great !  It is my first target ... :) , I made it for 3 years in end June '11 . So, about two years more, I will join the 5 years ... very soon , hahahahaha . Anyway, I am 3 years living with it in my lung, no free cancer for me yet . But, did have good quality of life withj Lord's blessing and healing. Just back to Chemo early last month and today have the 2nd cycle ,...

                  September 05, 2011 view post
                  • SKMalaysia has replied to a post on the message board

                    Sharon , I was diagnosed in mid 2008 for Stage 4 NSCLC ( adenocarcinoma ) and it is now more than 3 years. Along this 3 years, I go thro' first chemo with Carboplatin + Taxol for 6 cycles , the result is stable with no changes to quantity and size of tumor. Thereafter, onco recommend me to try Tarceva , I took Tarceva for 2 1/2 months with quite serious of rash over my body and face. After 2 1/2 months , CT scan s...

                    September 02, 2011 view post
                    • SKMalaysia has created a new message board discussion

                      Hi ! Small 'c' , how are u ? Still trying hard to survive, to grow, to multiply ? Don't you feel tire ? Don't you know that my immune system cell is getting stronger each day and you been surrounded by them. It's time for you to surrender and disappear from my body, or, you will be badly hurt, when I start to bring in chemo drug to cut off all the supply to you and you will die of starving. I tell you , die of s...

                      May 13, 2011 view discussion
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                      About SKMalaysia

                      Patient
                      Lung Cancer
                      Prevention Tips, Side Effects, Support, Chemotherapy

                      I am diagnosed with 4th stage Lung cancer in end June '08 . - 6 cycles of chemo with carboplatin + taxol in 2008. - 2 1/2 months of Tarceva from Dec '08 to mid feb '09. - 3 cycles of cisplatin + Alimta from Apr to Mid May '09. - 3 cycles of Alimta from Sept to mid Oct '09.
                      In Oct '10 , my right lung collapse because of lung fluid build up, proceed to drain out and follow by chemo treatment with Alimta . One cycle in Oct and one more in Nov '10 . So far I am doing fine with the treatment and coping well with the side effect, except for cisplatin. There is not much changes to the size and numbers of tumor in my Lung since first treatment in end July '08 until my recent CT scan in Nov '10 . Doctor have term it as stable . I am so grateful that I have managed to have few short oversea vacation with my family . Cancer is not the end of LIFE, stay happy and have faith in God .
                      My blog - http://sk-livingwithlungcancer.blogspot.com/

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