May 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm
My father was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer about 11 months ago. I have never had to deal with anyone in my family having cancer before, especially lung cancer. I am very nervous and have no idea what to expect in the near and distant future.
What do all different stages of lung cancer mean? How sever is stage four cancer? With this stage are my fathers days numbered? If chemotherapy is the only option for my father does this mean that he will only live as long as his body can handle the medicine?
My father is a very proud man and does not like to open up about much and in particular on his health.I can not get much information about what the doctors are telling him unless I really hound him and that's just not me. He has enough going on dealing with all of this.
I have scanned the internet and found everything from very broad answers to everything else that I really didn't want to hear... Most of the stuff was just very inconsistent.
I would really appreciate any time that someone can give in response to my request for help on this terrible disease.