Sep 01, 2003 - 11:26 am
Hi - I am from Canada - My mom has recently been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. The cancer is in her left lung and has spread to local chest lymph nodes. She is going for a bone scan next Monday and from there, I guess she goes on to the cancer doctors. Of course, we, her family, as well as her, are now living in a totally different and unfamiliar world. What scares me the most is the pain she will suffer - I don't know if I am strong enough to watch her go through that. I don't know what I am looking for through this chat line - I guess I just need to know what I should be doing, if there is anything I should be researching for her, - basically I just don't know where to start and would appreciate any comments/suggestions on what to do. I do not know what type of cancer she has yet - I guess we will learn that from the cancer specialists - so far she has just been to the lung surgeon, had a biopsy and that is when he told us that it is in her local lymph nodes and that it is inoperable. Thanks.