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It is rarely possible to discuss this problem frankly with the patient, nor is it probably fair to discuss it with the patient’s husband. 49 On attending a prosthesis clinic, my mother was given a fake breast with a plastic front and soft back. Resembling a deformed fried egg, this began to shrivel up almost immediately, and six months later, was replaced by a soft cloth version, ordered through a magazine advertisement. Now, she rarely wears a prosthesis at all. My mother was called in for follow-up examinations at increasing intervals over the five years following her surgery, during which her remaining breast and neck glands were the 22 Three Stories sole focus of attention.

The other sheet advised me to keep contact with pregnant women and small children to a minimum for the rest of the day. A couple of weeks later I went to Charing Cross Hospital (which isn’t at Charing Cross) to meet my chemotherapy Professor, who informed me I might not need any. The next week, without further explanation, he told me I should. I didn’t ask. So, four months after finding the lump, I began chemotherapy. Throughout that time I’d been told I would probably receive the CMF combination (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and fluorouracil), but the treatment evolution was continuous, and now it was to be fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide, the gloriouslynamed FEC regime.

I was a bit sore at the implication that Frank was henceforth living on borrowed time. ’21 Mary Craig hoped that the story of her husband’s lung cancer was over: ‘I do, absolutely unequivocally, hope for a cure. 1). Indeed, the removal 40 Running Out of Options of part of the lung or the whole lung is the therapeutic intervention that for the last five decades has offered the best chances for a permanent remission for non-small cell lung cancer patients. 1 Schematic depiction of a ‘normal’ treatment pathway for nonsmall cell lung cancer.

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