Sep 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm
Hi, my mom is 49 years old and had never smoked in her life, but she has just been diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and has a tumor (2.5 x 3 cm) in her left lung as well as malignant fluid in her pleural cavity in the same lung. The surgeon said surgery is not an option because of the fluid. They already biopsied and drained the fluid and put talc powder in it to stop the spread. The prognosis is grim, the doctor said up to 2 years with chemo.
I was just wondering if anyone on here had taken to a specific diet with stage IV lung cancer and how it is working? I am very into nutrition so I am already researching a bunch but there is a ton of information out there to weed through and I'd like to start ASAP. Does anyone have a really good book recommendation?
Also, my dad has been talking about trying an alternative treatment if they tell her chemo wont work, so does anyone have any experiences with those? Especially the ozone/oxygen treatment? Any advice on the alternative treatments that are scams or best hospitals in the US/outside of the US that are knowledgeable in integrating traditional and alternative treatments?
I am just heartbroken this is happening and feel I need to help my mom out in anyway I can. Thank you.