Jun 18, 2011 - 8:04 pm
My mom was diagnosed in April 2011 with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to her brain. She surgically had one of the tumors removed so she could regain the user of her right leg and arm(that was her first symptom of this). She is 64 years old and has never smoked. She has since had 10 treatments of whole brain radiation which she handled well. She will be starting chemo for the lungs on the 24th. My question is what kind of prognosis are we looking at? I know there is no cure, but is that it spread to her brain give her a worse timeframe? I'm very concerned she is going to end up suffering through chemo. I just don't want to ask her what they have said to her regarding time left, and I don't have my dad to ask because he passed away 11 years ago to a heart attack. Thanks so much.