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    Iamstillhere my mom is losing her hair as well. The hair on her head has become very dry and she can't style it because it will just stick up. As for her facial hair, it is growing like a weed. Her eyelashes are super long and need to be trimmed and her eyebrows are thick and dark too. She will also take Imodium but she'll only take it if she knows she'll be somewhere where she can't go, such as a wedding, party, be...

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      I want to first say how wonderful of news u got schuckers!!! It's fantastic! My mom was diagnosed 1 year ago with stage 4 NSCLC she has been on Tarceva since November. So far it has worked great for her (fingers crossed). Her next follow up PET scan and appt is October 22. She has had all the side effects everyone has mentioned. She stays so positive. Her response to it all is "oh what's a littke rash, so wha...

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        Hi beckstar73, My mom said she was put on an antibiotic and perscribed face cream/ointment called acnizone (unsure of spelling). It dried her face out pretty bad though so the dr told her to use a cutip when putting it on. Just to put it on the pimples themselves so it didn't dry out the whole area. She was also told to use cetaphil wash and lotion. Hope this helped a little. I will keep you and your dad in my ...

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          KimmieAnne, I was thinking about you on Thursday and I told my mom all about your story too. I am so glad to hear your doctors appt went so well. That was do nice of you to ask him questions for Anna. Keep the faith. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends! Rayboyd

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            Hi kimmieAnne, I am 28 yrs old and my family and I just found out, on Sept 25th, that my mom has Stage 4 NSCLC. She is not operable. It is so hard not to read the Internet and the "facts" on stage 4 lung cancer, and I can't tell you enough how refreshing it was to read your story. The doctor hasn't given my mom a specific prognosis because he says everyone is different and the treatment meds keep getting better,...

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            Lung Cancer - Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell
            Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Diet, Emotional Support, Lifestyle, Radiation, Side Effects, Surgery

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