I am 54 and I had a chest x-ray in October 2009 which showed nothing,I had a cronic cough and started coughing up blood in December of 2009. February I was told I had stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma lung cancer. I don't know if the radiologist missed it in October or if it grows that fast. I had 25 treatments of radiation and 5 weeks of chemo. I just had a ct scan of the abdomin and lungs today.
The doctor hasn't really given me my prognosis yet, but from what I have been reading it sounds like I have about a year. I just don't understand is it a year from when I started coughing or from when I started treatment.I have nothing else wrong with me besides the cancer. This might sound like a strange question, I just am not getting any answers. If someone could help I would be very grateful. Also how do you come to terms with this.