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The results of the tests were a shock. From being told its 'early stage' less than a week prior, we were told on Christmas Eve that he had stage IV cancer that had spread to the bones and shoulder. For the first few days after, I think we were all in a blur while it sunk in.

What happened to stage 1, 2a, 2b and 3. He missed all those. Scans he had on his back over the last month were also clear.

My Dad's only symptoms were weight loss and a burning sensation in his leg. That's it...that could have been symptoms of a multitude of things. He even went to a Physio. He is otherwise a healthy and fit man. The lung function test result was excellent. The day before he found out he had cancer, he was swimming laps in the pool.

This past week we have started radiotherapy and in a few weeks time chemo will commence. After that, trials. In the meantime we are all ensuring he maintains his fitness, eats healthy foods, and thinks positive.

My Dad is never ever one to give up. He has a fantastic support crew behind him.

There are no textbook symptoms of lung cancer from what I read..trust your own body and test, retest and keep informed. We did all we could as soon as we could and will continue to do so.

Stay strong
Dad's number one fan
[QUOTE=kiddo]The results of the tests were a shock. From being told its 'early stage' less than a week prior, we were told on Christmas Eve that he had stage IV cancer that had spread to the bones and shoulder. For the first few days after, I think we were all in a blur while it sunk in.

What happened to stage 1, 2a, 2b and 3. He missed all those. Scans he had on his back over the last month were also clear.

My Dad's only symptoms were weight loss and a burning sensation in his leg. That's it...that could have been symptoms of a multitude of things. He even went to a Physio. He is otherwise a healthy and fit man. The lung function test result was excellent. The day before he found out he had cancer, he was swimming laps in the pool.

This past week we have started radiotherapy and in a few weeks time chemo will commence. After that, trials. In the meantime we are all ensuring he maintains his fitness, eats healthy foods, and thinks positive.

My Dad is never ever one to give up. He has a fantastic support crew behind him.

There are no textbook symptoms of lung cancer from what I read..trust your own body and test, retest and keep informed. We did all we could as soon as we could and will continue to do so.

Stay strong
Dad's number one fan[/QUOTE]

please do a search on transfer factor T cells, stem cell transfer, and immunoglobulin iv therapy. i am suffering from bone infections, nothing like your dear father, who i am praying for. you are all in my thoughts and prayers and i agree that nutrition and exercise play a role. he may not be physically able to do that soon and that's OK - he'll need to rest to fight infections. sometimes the above therapies are a terrific adjunt to up the immune system when ones own starts to fail a bit. I was a very healthy young woman before I got ill 2 years ago. Keep thinking positive and stay IN THE MOMENT. But, do a LOT of research and email/call/ get info from whomever you think might have some.

Happy and HEALTHY New year to you and yours.





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