May 12, 2001 - 6:31 pm
The reason I am here is because I went to the Metastic cancer page, which is hardly existent and followed "Tiger" here. My grandmother, a fighter, had thyroid cancer when she was 25 and was told she would live 6 months. 30 years later she had primary breast cancer AND a primary lung cancer at the same time in 1987. Nothing had spread and she had surgery, right upper lobe of lung removed and five weeks later right mastectomy. Well, about three weeks ago, we found out she has lung cancer again and it has wrapped around her spinal colum. No one is on the lung cancer boards, and me and my grandmother are both fighters and I need to hear from someone who is too. Stage IV lung cancer is not good but she is ready to fight. Oh and for a story to uplift, my other grandmother had Lymphosarcoma at age 42. They gave her NO chance. She did every treatment, stayed almost completely bald, but went into remission and never came back out. She died at 62 of clogging of the arteries but died still in remission. Never give up hope. I am only 27 but two years older than my grandmother was shen she started fighting cancer. I just really need to hear from someone with hope. I understand if you don't let me in. I will try the lung cancer page again, but you all sound like the fighters. Good luck to all of you.