Apr 27, 2011 - 4:19 pm
I need the help of those who have been through this already or have been doing it for a while. My mom was diagnosed with stage IV Squmous Cell Lung Cancer. She is terminal as the cancer is in the blood stream and has spread to the bone. We asked the doctor how long, but she would not give us an answer. I have researched online and everything I have read suggests less than 8 months since chemo is not an option for her. Is this an accurage estimate? Here are her symptoms:
1. she has lost 40+ pounds in six months
I want to spend some quality time with her, so I really am hoping that we have eight months to do some things she has wanted to do but we have put off due to our busy lives. I know no one can tell me exactly how long, but I would like to know if 8 months is a good estimate so we know how fast to plan these few things. The only reason I am putting it off any longer is that we are trying to get the pain under control with radiation first.