Tag Archives: Biopsy

Goofy Video on Targeted Therapies

I found this video poking around the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium website this AM. (The map on the home page is a little out of date.  My cancer center OHSU is a recent member of the consortium.) The video below … Continue reading

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Her name is Therapy

I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in May 2011.  Months before, in January 2011, I began to notice I had difficulty breathing while exerting myself.  I was pretty sure I had asthma.  Great.  With this development and wanting to reduce … Continue reading

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A year ago today

May 11, 2011: I had just finished my first bronchoscopy, a necessary procedure for the doctor to get a sample of the mass in my left lung.  They were going to test the material and get back to me, up … Continue reading

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Chemo is a No-Go

Well, I’m not on chemo yet. Apparently I am patient #1 for the Crizotinib at Kaiser Interstate. They have some grunt work to finish up before I can be prescribed the good stuff. It will/should be ready for me to … Continue reading

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Adrenal Biopsy

My adrenal gland biopsy was last Wednesday. I am still really sore, it is only 10:00 am on Friday, but I had a hunch since the procedure did not go as planned I would be. The surgeon, Dr. Bookstein, (seriously … Continue reading

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Biopsy #3

I will be checking into Sunnyside Hospital at 7:30 am on Wednesday, September 21st for doctors to collect another cancer sample.  This time of my right adrenal gland. First, I will have an appointment with the radiologist/surgeon who will perform … Continue reading

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Talk with Dr L on Friday

SW & I met with Dr L as planned on Friday 5/27. The meeting went so much better than last time! I can honestly say I am comfortable with Dr L playing captain of the Oncology team. Highlights from the … Continue reading

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Biopsy #2 Continued

The actual procedure part of Biopsy #2 went much better than Biopsy #1. The smart & equally annoyed with the schedule delay, Dr Filner was able to get “material” from both the infected lung and lymph node. This material will … Continue reading

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Biopsy #2

Post by SW: Well I can say that dropping the F-bomb in the Surgery Prep Area will get you a room with a door and a TV. As I write this Kim is in her procedure, but it started 3 … Continue reading

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