Nov 19, 2009 - 3:33 pm
An 82 yr. old relative (life-long smoker) was just diagnosed w/ lung cancer - that's all we know, as he doesn't want to discuss it. He has signed himself out of the hospital and refused treatment. The symptoms that lead him to seek help were: marked wt. loss, cough, blood in mouth and sputum, freq. urination. This leads me to speculate that he was told he's in stage III or IV; if so, treatment prob. wouldn't help him at this late stage - could actually cause undue suffering.