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bigecase
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   Posted 2/24/2017 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the worst news ever for my best friend at work. She has been being treated for pneumonia in right lung for 2 weeks and not getting any better. They ordered a ct and told her she has lung cancer. I am shock. We have worked together 20 years. She has been by my side through all of my troubles. She is always there for me. She even helped with my mother before she passed. I just am so heart broke. I love her like a sister. She is being referred to a lung specialist next week. I pray they have this all wrong. Please pray with me.
bigecase
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bulging disc C6, c7, L4 &L5, L5S1 Spinal Stenosis, degenerative disc, mild anterolisthesis FAILED back Surgery 11/29/12. Torn rotator cuff, torn bicep tendon, and spurs all in right shoulder--3 shoulder surgeries. ESOPHYX TIFF surgery. Hypothyrodism, anxiety, migraines, tmj,2 left shoulder surgeries
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   Posted 2/24/2017 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Bigcase:
I am so sorry for the unexpected finding of lung cancer in your BFF. I am sure that you are feeling her pain in receiving the tentative diagnosis as if it were your own.

Just take the news one day at a time with your friend. One test at a time. One specialist appointment at a time.

My father, who was a heavy smoker, passed away from lung cancer 14 years ago.

There are new treatments available - more targeted chemotherapies; immunotherapy; proton beam radiation therapy.

Not all lung cancers are the same/equal. Small cell lung cancer. Large cell lung cancer. Adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma. Your friend will know more once she has a biopsy performed and the type of originating cell type determined.

You have the perspective of true empathy and the true bond of a long-term friendship to give your BFF - which is a precious gift.

I will add your friend to my evening prayer this evening,
- Karen -
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bigecase
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   Posted 2/25/2017 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your prayers and kind words. She has never smoked a day. That also makes this shocking. Her father did pass if breast cancer. I will post more as we find out.

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   Posted 2/25/2017 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
BC, I am so sorry to read about your friend. I know you are devastated by this news. Like Karen said, the biopsy will be the deciding factor here. There is so much that can be done if it turns out to be cancer. We will all pray they are wrong.

Two years ago my son got sick & went to a walkin clinic. They did a chest xray & came back telling him he had a mass on his lung & needed a CT right away. You can imagine the terror & fear we went through. He got in with his primary dr & did a Ct Scan & it was pneumonia!! Lets hope this holds true for your friend.

Take care.
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bigecase
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   Posted 2/25/2017 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
She had been treated for pneumonia for 2 weeks. She told she can't face this until she knows what she is facing. I hope it was caught early and it can be treated. She has had a rough life and is a wonderful Christian lady. Is suppose to retire at the end of this year.

My son has had pneumonia the last two summers and it scares me each time. He is a boilermaker and works in hazardous places. I am very concerned with what he breathes in.

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   Posted 2/25/2017 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear of this, especially to someone who is so close and special to you.

I'm sure that each day feels like a week while waiting to the appointment.

I sincerely hope that only good news comes out of the appointment, but if not, she be blessed to have a friend like you, just as you've been blessed with her support as well.
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bigecase
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   Posted 3/4/2017 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Biopsy shows large cell carcinoma. Will have a pet scan on Wednesday.
bigecase
Age 46

bulging disc C6, c7, L4 &L5, L5S1 Spinal Stenosis, degenerative disc, mild anterolisthesis FAILED back Surgery 11/29/12. Torn rotator cuff, torn bicep tendon, and spurs all in right shoulder--3 shoulder surgeries. ESOPHYX TIFF surgery. Hypothyrodism, anxiety, migraines, tmj,2 left shoulder surgeries
12/14, SCS implant

(Seashell)
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   Posted 3/4/2017 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah Bigcase . . . that's tough news to receive about your close friend.

The incidence of lung cancer in non-smoking individuals is on the rise. Second-hand smoke is one component. Air pollution and particulates in the air. Asbestos. Coal-burning industrial plants. Molds and allergens.

Hopefully, your friend's lung cancer has been caught at an early stage where treatment options offer hope.

Continue to be the good friend to you that you are. Your connection will mean a lot to her, as your heart and caring is genuine.
- Karen -

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   Posted 3/4/2017 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
sending healing thoughts your way.
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bigecase
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   Posted 3/4/2017 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. Praying it is in early stage. I will be accompanying her for the pest scan. She ask and I said absolutely.
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