53yr. male adenocarcinoma vs. mesothelioma malignant pleural effusion

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53yr. male adenocarcinoma vs. mesothelioma malignant pleural effusion

by GTONDN1966 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 09:19 PM

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Hi, my dad found out he has a malignant pleural effusion adenocarcinoma vs. mesothelioma. Stage 4. It has spread to lymph nodes and 5th rib. They said he could do chemo. Im wondering if he should? Please tell me your thoughts on what to do.

RE: 53yr. male adenocarcinoma vs. mesothelioma malignant pleural effusion

by booboo982 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 04:41 AM

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sorry no one responeded to you, my husband has stage 4 adenocarcinoma, tumor in lung when the went to do surgery to remove tumor and part of lung found it was also in fluids in outside lining of lung (pleural effusion).  he started chemo in jan, is having 3rd treatment wed after a few more treatments the do a pet scan to see if tumor shrinking.  what did your dad end up doing, hope he is ok, prayers are with you

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by mamacandi on Wed Mar 26, 2014 02:52 AM

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I have late stage lung cancer was clear almost one year before it was back.  they have done scans biospys test never to find tissue with milgnacies.  yet both the surgon and  oncologist felt they were missing something the mass was growing and tangled wit blood vessels my breathing was impared went on 02 24 hours a day.  A smple x ray showed there was fluid around my right lung  had it drained over 750 cc of uck  two days later found the plural  effusion full of cancer nsclc adenocarcinoma  with abostic likely the culpret.  Now what to do this late..looking at a clinical trial.  Hope ou are all doing ok and loving youselves   candi

RE: 53yr. male adenocarcinoma vs. mesothelioma malignant pleural effusion

by LymphomaSurvr on Mon Feb 29, 2016 09:53 PM

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Did you find out if it was Mesothelioma or Adenocarcinoma? I think appropriate typing is a must as that is a tremendous factor in what course you take.  I am a survivor of stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma and I had to make a similar decision about how aggressive my treatment needed to be. Because I was young (in my 20's) I chose to throw the strongest course at it in hopes of not having to fight it more than once.  I was in law school when I got the terrible news. I was told that my treatment would make me infertile. Now, I am 18 yrs out and my wife and I have two beautiful children. I really am a living miracle of God! 

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