By Karen Parles
Empower your self! nobody with lung melanoma has to be by myself of their struggle by contrast disorder. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Lung melanoma, moment variation allows sufferers and their households to hunt our the simplest remedy attainable for early detection of lung melanoma. offering either the health care professional s and sufferer s perspective, this e-book is a whole consultant to realizing therapies, post-treatment caliber of lifestyles, resources of aid, and masses extra. via a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Lung melanoma, moment version, professional authors use their reports with sufferers to supply aid and desire to the tens of millions of individuals dealing with this sickness.
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Children should be told about a parent’s illness. If things are hidden from them, or they are lied to, they will at some point sense that something is wrong. This may cause them to feel isolated or to fear that things are worse than they are. There is a good chance they will discover the truth Â�anyway—Â�either from overhearing conversations or from an unintentional Â�slip—Â�causing a loss of trust between parent and child at a time when that trust is so vital. It is better if they hear the news directly from a parent, so that it can be presented in a controlled and reassuring manner.
Don’t worry if the pathologist cannot differentiate between adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or large cell Â�carcinoma—Â�in the past, we have generally treated all Â�non-Â�small cell carcinomas the same. More recently, however, there is data indicating that patients with squamous cell carcinoma may not respond as well to a type of chemotherapy called pemetrexed, or Alimta; although at the time of this writing that has not been definitively proven. Also, patients with squamous cell carcinoma are more likely to have side effects from bevacizumab (Avastin), so bevacizumab is rarely given to these Â�patients.
It is important that you understand everything that your doctor tells you. If something is unclear, say so, and ask questions until you are satisfied that you understand Â�completely. Many oncologists have an oncology nurse or nurse practitioner with whom they work closely. Get this person’s name and number! He or she can answer a lot of questions the doctor may not have time for, particularly between visits, and is often your “patient advocate” with your doctor. In many cases, he or she will be the “go between” you and your doctor, particularly between visits when problems or questions come Â�up.
100 Questions & Answers About Lung Cancer, Second Edition by Karen Parles