Apr 15, 2003 - 4:24 pm
I'm hopeful that someone can give me some hope. My mom was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer of the right lung yesterday, approximately 1 year after she had 20% of her left lung removed. She was told that she has 9 months to live. Obviously, she (and our whole family) are devastated. Due to her age (67) and previous lung surgery, the doctors say radiation and surgery are not options. They may due limited chemo to control the pain (which she has none of at this point), but they can't do the aggressive treatments. Does anyone have a Stage IV lung cancer recovery story, ideas for alternative treatments (that have worked), or any recommendations on how we can help her through this?