August 20th, 2007 06:39 AM #1Junior Member
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My Mom has Lung Cancer
I am from Kolkata, India. I am really at my wits end dunno what I am suppose to do right now. I was hoping that some of you can advise me one this.This is regarding my mom who has been suffering from adreno carcinoma (NSCLC IIIB) in her right lung since June 2004. I am desperately seeking medical help, so, please advise me what to do. She completed her 6 cycles of Chemotherapy and had been taking Geftinat 250mg as post treatment medicine till now. She is diabetic and anaemic. Last C.T. Scan (Thorax) with contrast and Chest X-Rays (P.A. View) revealed there is fibrosis and pleural thickening on her right lung. So the Doctor suspended that medicine for 6 months to see improvements but later prescribed for 3 months. But recently she caughtpneumonia and her condition have worsened. Lately she had some antibiotic as prescribed by our MD. But right now she is extremely weak, can barely walk or talk, no urge to eat, nausea, fever, loose motions.
So I would be really grateful to anyone who can offer help, guidance or share there experience with me. Sorry for the long read Is any other way to cure her ? As there may be new treatments available which I am not aware of.
Her Past Medical History in stated below :
Past History : My mother is diabetic and was prescribed Ildamen(8mg)TDS, Gliza mf by her cardiologist for the last two years. She was becoming weak and thin and developed slight breathing problems since 12/06/2004. So we visited her cardiologist who said she is ok. After 2 weeks on 28th June’04 she suffered from acute breathing problems, and we visited an M.D. who after examining her said her right lung has fluid. On 29th June XRAY suggested she has massive pleural effusion in right lung and her sugar(pp) was 323. Now she is taking Alupent for Heart and Glypride 2 mg for her diabetes.
Admission in Nursing home : On 30.6.04 she was admitted in Repose. On 1st July pleural tapping was done and 1.2 litres of pleural fluid was removed.
PAP STAIN of pleural fluid revealed : smears shows small to medium size clusters of medium to large cells with malignant nuclear characters and vacuolated cytoplasm in most of the cells. Fair number of cells shows multivacuolated cytoplasm. Features are in favour of adeno carcinoma
CT SCAN revealed massive tense right pleural effusion of homogenous density pattern (17HU) with almost collapse of the right lung except apical segment. Tiny subpleural nodule with pleural thickening in right apical region posteromedially and at anterior;basal region.
TREATMENT from 30.6.04 to 5.07.04 : oxygen, diabetic diet, Inj Reflin and Amikacin, Tab Pab 40 mg, Tab Ildamen 8 mg, CBG, TAB PIOZ
On 5th July she was admitted in Nightingale Nursing Home under Dr C Goswami.That day pleural tapping was done and the pipe was continued till 8th july.For 4 days fluid was extracted. On 9th july blood reports revealed she had Haem;oglobin only 9.
On 9th July Dr started Chemotherapy
Medicines and treatment(5.07.04 till date in Nightingale) 2% Xylocaine,syringe, venflou 22G , Inj valus P 40 mg, stemetil 12.5 mg-4 mple, pantodac, Augmentil 1.2 gm 1 vial, tab augmentin, syrup corex,inj heparin, cremalex, feytac , P.Enema inj lasix, dns, venflux 22g, - 5/7/04
On 6/7/04 – BLEOMYCIN 15 mg inj,, tab pioz(30 mg), Inj Valus –P(40), Inj Stemetil (12.5 mg), Insulin
Chemotherapy (9/7/04) Gemcite 1 g (1), Gemcite 200mg (2), Carboplatin 450 (1)
PLEASE SOMEONE HELP. THANK YOU GUYS for reading all this I really do appreciate it and will be anxious for any replies in this thread.
THANK YOU AGAIN,