Dec 17, 2010 - 4:47 am
Last week my 79yr old father went to ER wasn't feeling well. They took x-ray & ct scan and they found a large tumor in right lung. They also took fluid out & did a biopsy and we just got the results back 2days ago. He was diagnosed with LUNG CANCER-SMALL CELLS & were told it's inoperable. We have'nt spoken to a cancer doctor yet. But the Lung Spcecialist told us he would need chemo. We were devastated by the news. He is going have a PET-SCAN, CT SCAN and MRI then we will meet with a CANCER Specialist and find out what stage its in. This is all shocking and i'm still in disblief. We were told that Chemo would be the next step. I'm scared that he will not be able to handle the chemo because of his age and having TYPE 2 DIABETES. I've heard stories about chemo. I dont want him to suffer. He's lost sooo much weight these last 2 1/2 mo. and looks so frail. We're all worried and scared of losing our father. We don't have any idea what to expect with the chemo. If he decides to do it. Please if anyone has already been through the chemo and is over 75 yrs old i would love to hear from you. We dont no which way to go. We need advice good or bad. I would appreciate any and all who would like to share what they went through. Thank you for your time.