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    Two weeks ago I replied (via private message) to writer who had just been diagnosed, had two young girls, and was very frightened. Then I received a private reply from that woman. I could NOT access it any way, any how. Can you tell me why, or, if the woman is reading this, try again or send it on the open site.  

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      My treatment consisted of both chemo (two types-Cisplatin and Itoposide) and radiation (37 times for the latter). The fluid build-up in the pleural cavity occurred later, about one month after conclusion fo the treatment. Fluid drained x3, then had video-assisted surgery to seal lung lining to chest wall with medical talc. All fluid removed was tested and negative for CA. Lasted a year then fluid build-up snuck in, s...

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        Do you know what stage the adenocarcinoma is? I was diagnosed with 3-A in September, 2011. There was not a mass (tumor), nor has one ever appeared. It was originally spotted as an "enlarged" lymph node in my lung. After both chemo and radiation were concluded in December, 2011, I have remained cancer free; however, before my treatment began, my oncologist ordered an MRI of the brain because, as he said, "That is the ...

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          I was diagnosed in 9/11 and underwent chemo and radiaiton simultaneously thru 12/11/11. Everything stable now except shortly after ending treatment I began having my pleural cavity fill with fluid. After the third time, my pulmonologist referred me to thoracic surgeon, who performed VATS (video-assisted) and sealed lining of the lung to chest wall so fluid could not get in. All been okay until we were finishing a cru...

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          Lung Cancer - Adenocarcinoma
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