Jul 13, 2003 - 6:52 pm
My dad is 55 y/o and was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer about two weeks ago. It was diagnosed by a biopsy of a large growth in a lymph node in his neck. The doctors never said what stage it was in but based on my research, it is NSCSL stage 3B. While no time-line was given, they repeatedly told him that pallative care was all they could provide. He had his first dose of chemo the day after he was diagnosed but doesn't have another treatment for 3 weeks.
I don't feel that this treatment is aggressive enough to fight cancer at this advanced stage? I don't know what drugs he is taking.
My dad just got out of the hospital in April after a 3 month stay for viral encephilitis and septic shock (which the doctor said he wouldn't live through). He is more of a fighter than anyone thought and he believes he can beat his cancer. However, I think he needs more than just the chemo he is getting.
Can anyone tell me if this type of treatment can help?