Mar 01, 2004 - 12:55 pm
Hi, I'm new to the group. My mom is a 79 yo colon-rectal cancer survivor of 17 years. She had a routine chest xray in december 03, and the docs found a nodule about 2 cm. A biopsy attempt failed, and she had surgery 2/20 to inspect the nodule. The surgeon removed the nodule and a portion of her upper left lobe. He said it appeared to be stage 1 cancer, and he would know more in about a week. She is recovering well, but is very depressed about the proposed treatment, which is 4 weeks of radiation (4x per week) and "light" chemo once a week for 4 weeks. The docs said this was a preventative only, and many of you have received far worse. I guess I am looking for anyone who has had similar experiences, and any advice or info would be appreciated.