Nov 03, 2010 - 3:59 pm
My wife, aged 30, was recently diagnosed with stage iv nsclc with a decent sized tumor in her left lung and also with several small brain mets. She was ill for several months, and was hospitalized several times with a mis-diagnosis of pneumonia each time. I wish they had correctly diagnosed her the first time she was hospitalized. We probably would have been able to caught it earlier and treat it sooner. I feel like the doctors have completely failed us so far, and we are both lost and confused and trying to comes to terms with it. We have three small children together, and just the thought of losing her and the thought that my kids not having a mother is too unbearable to comprehend.
After her diagnosis, the doctor ordered a PET scan, and we are waiting the results before he outlines a course of treatment. He states that since the cancer has metastasized to her brain, only radiation therapy would work. I am not sure what to expect.