Jul 11, 2007 - 6:14 pm
My brother(age 49) was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer yesterday after a couple of weeks worth of tests. He came to tell our parents & the rest of our family about it. He is married with a 7yr old. He is upset but has everything all planned out- funeral, ect. He is still smoking and says the dr said it didn't matter at this point. He did agree to some radition because he has 3 spots on his brain and it is effecting his muscle control. He also agreed to 2 rounds of chemo b/c he can't hardly talk due to the tumor pressing on his voice box. I know their is no "normal" but I just feel like he should be saying he is going to fight and look into tx options ect. I don't know what to say, is it wrong to encourage him to hope?