Hi, my husband was diagnosed with stage iiib adnocarcenoma 6/2002. We have been thru alot over the past 18 mths. He went thru a major dose of chemo of carboplatnum/taxol. Then he had a break and underwent radiation/chemo (carboplatnum) this past summer 2003. He has developed a right plural effusion (meaning his plura is filling up with fluid). He underwent surgery in december to install a pig-tail catheter where we can drain him at home, we are draining 550ml every other day (alot of fluid). This cancer is a slow growing cancer. He is a 36 yr non-smoker that was originally given 1 yr to 15 mths to live when he was diagnosed. I feel for what you and your family are going through. It is scary not knowing what lies ahead for you. He was to start chemo again, but from the last catscan done last monday his lung never re-expanded, so now we are faced with possibly removing of his lung. We aren't sure what we are going to do since we have other options, but since he has the catheter in his side and if he is given taxiter this time, he could get an infection in his lung that could be deadly. I don't mean to scare you, this is just my situation. We have been through so much and from research on the internet it is good to have support for yourself and your husband. I know that it is alot to deal with, the uncertainty, but know that you are not alone out there, that there are others that are faced with this deadly disease. If you want any other help, please email me. I hope your husband does well on chemo. Take care!
Looking for some information for my brother in law. He was diagnosed with stage 4 adnocarcenoma which presents itself on the outside of his lung (plura) and it looks like his lung is sprinkled with pepper.He has gone through an experimental treatment which didn't work and recently looked into surgery in Germany, which he is not a candidate for. If you have any advise it would be greatly appreciated. god bless you and your husband