Apr 13, 2004 - 3:42 pm
I recently spoke with my dad who, who has non-small cell lung cancer (I don't know what stage, he says his doctor hasn't told him and he doesn't really care to know), and he's been battling this for about two years now. He's been through several rounds of chemo and radiation; the radiation has "cooked" his right lung, and now he's being told that there is pretty much no more chemo available for him, unless the cancer mutates to small-cell. Fortunately (if you can say that in this situation) while the cancer has grown and spread, it has not spread past his lung area as yet, but with no more chemo options, who knows how much longer we can say that? We really need some advice on what to do now...has anyone out there been in this situation, and if so, do you have any advice?
He's currently in Shreveport and is not happy with the cancer treatment options there; as such, he travels to Dallas as much as he can, so if anyone knows of some treatment centers that he can try that he hasn't already, we'd appreciate that.
Also, if anyone knows how to deal with appetite loss (he's losing weight way too fast for anyone's comfort) and severe pain due to nerve damage (it's so bad he's had to stop working and is considering a morphene pump), we'd appreciate that advice, as well.