Dec 22, 2011 - 6:18 pm
I have recently found out that my mom has been told she has stage 4 lung cancer and doesn't have long to live. I live in a different country than her and have recently had a baby. All I want is to be able to be there for my mom but with a new baby it's hard to be there when I can't physically be there. I know nothing about the lung cancer she has apart from the fact that the fluid around her heart and lungs keeps building up and she has to keep getting it drained and due to that she is on an oxygen tank to help her breath. She started her radiation today, it was supposed to start yesterday but due to fluid build up she had to delay it so it could be drained. I just want to know a bit more about lung cancer really, my mom doesn't tell me much so I have no clue if it's small cell or whatever the different types are I just know that it is pretty serious. Her first doctor said she wouldn't live past January and then she got a second opinion and he said 18 months. I don't know alot about cancer but I do know that these doctors aren't God and can't predict her death, I just want to know if there is some hope out there for her.