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    I'm so sorry this is happening to you. The best advise is to take things one day at a time and never give up hope. Find at least one person you can talk with that won't judge you or get easily upset  There are many great treatment facilities and new medications for your type of cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cora

    July 10, 2012 view post
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      my mom lost her battle with lung cancer on may 28 2012. Somedays I still reach for the phone to call her then it hits me again. Tomorrow is her birthday and I can't help but think we should be celebrating this weekend, she was too young to go. I feel so lost with out my mom here with me.

      July 01, 2012 view discussion
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        I found this poem and I look at it frequently as the days get harder for my mom. What Canecer Cannot Do Cancer is so limited... It cannot cripple Love It cannot shatter Hope It cannot destroy Peace It cannot suppress Memories It cannot silent Courage It cannot invade the Soul It cannot steal Eternal Life It cannot Conquer the Spirt -Author unknown

        May 22, 2012 view discussion
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          I'm sorry you are having to go through this. my mom is also in the last stages of lung cancer. I can tell you from my experience with my grandfather who passed from lung cancer it was very peaceful. He slipped into a coma and for the first time in weeks he was not crying out in pain. We were with him and able to say goodbye, then he was gone. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this time Cora

          May 22, 2012 view post
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            Hello, My mom was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer with mets to the liver and bones on December 24 2010. She's been fighting since we've found out and done everything from chemo to radiation to a stage one clinical trial. Unfortunatly we are at the stage now that nothing is working and she's in intense pain everyday. I now am expecting my first child in November something my mom and I have looked forw...

            April 30, 2012 view discussion
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              My mom was diagnosed with extensive stage small cell lung cancer on 12/24/2010. Since then she has been on four different types of chemo , including a study drug, and had part of her lung and her sinus cavity radiated. The disease has never fully gone in to a nonactive state and she has been on treatments for over a year. Yesterday her latest PET scan showed that she's not having any response to the treatments a...

              January 10, 2012 view discussion
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                My mom was diagonsed with extensive stage small cell lung cancer on 12/24/10. She's been on three different chemos and has had to have radiation to her lung and sinuses for pain managment. The first thing you need to ask is if the chemo is what caused his kidney functions to be elevated, and if there are any other medications he is a canidate to receive. The other  question that is always on our mind is will the...

                December 01, 2011 view post
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                  I know how you feel, my mom was diagonsed on 12/24/2010 with terminal small cell lung cancer, this enitre year has been filled with doctors, and chemo, and radiation. She is now on a treatment that makes her sick, very tired and sore everywhere. She is my best friend and just thinking about what it will be like when she's gone makes me want to curl up and hide. The holidays are very hard just thinking that this will ...

                  November 28, 2011 view post
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                    I'm very sorry for your loss. My mom currently has terminal lung cancer and it is a hard road to go down. Counseling is a very good idea, I have lost five family members to cancer, even though people expect you to "move on" it's not that easy. It helps to be able to talk to someone outside of family and friends that will not judge you. Your life has changed forever and you need to take time to adjust and grieve for y...

                    November 26, 2011 view post
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                      Today starts lung cancer awareness month! Most people don't know or care but for us who have been affected it's a very real part of life. I have lost my grandparents, two great aunts and my great uncle to this disease. On December 24 2010 my mom was diagnosed with small cell lung carcinoma. I'm tired of the stigma of this disease and I really think people should be educated. Hope everyone has a good day and remember ...

                      November 01, 2011 view discussion
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                      About corab

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                      Lung Cancer - Small Cell
                      Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Emotional Support

                      I am 25 years old. I work as a medical assistant for an OB-GYN.My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer December 2010. She is the sixth person in my family to have this disease.

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