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Dayle' s lung ca fight
In March of 2015 I was diagnosed with stage 3 lung adenocarcinoma. I underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. I was feeling pretty confident about my ability to survive this. Then at the beginning of summer 2016 I began having pain in my left side which was quickly dismissed as something muscular and I was referred from my oncolologist to my primary care for treatment. I was given meloxicam and sent to a physical therapist. My CT scan in June had been evaluated by local doctors who determined I was NED. But 3-4 months later it was discovered that my ct scan in June did indicate a small area of cancer present in my chest wall and it was missed by local radiologists and my cancer had in fact grown and spread through my chest wall to the point it was no longer treatable with radiation. Also at this point had become extremely painful. I have shifted care to the Mayo Clinic, because I had been misdiagnosed two times during my cancer journey. And these misdiagnoses had affected my long term survival. I had started opdivo but the doctors are not sure it is working. In the process of determining whether or not I have a genetic mutations that may be able to be targeted with medication.