Apr 04, 2012 - 3:24 pm
My Mother (age 47) was just Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to her Brain (4 mets total). She has undergone 2 days of radiation to treat the brain mets (cyberknife treatment). Her doc’s only did 2 days of radiation treatments (2-3 hrs per day). She will then undergo another MRI in two weeks to see how the mets have responded to treatment. We still have no game plan in place to tackle the mass her left lung. The doc said they cannot treat the mass in her lung until everything is out of her brain. Is this normal? She hasn’t had any side effects from the radiation and looking at her you would not be able to tell she is sick. This has all be so scary for everyone in my family. She had no symptoms and the cancer was discovered by accident. Overall the docs have been optimistic with her treatment and no odds have be given to us regarding how long she has to live. After reading a lot of these other posts, I have noticed that the majority of doc’s have told the patience this information. I am wondering why they haven’t said anything to us??
My mom has 5 kids the youngest who is only 22. I am only 27 and am trying to hold it together for my Mom. I am too scared to research the cancer online b/c everything that I find is too hard to read b/c of the horrific odds/outcomes described. I’m starting to come to the terms that my mom has cancer and I’m actually now able to talk about it without breaking down. My mom is my rock and I just find it impossible to think that I will lose her anytime soon. I hope to use this website to gain knowledge from other cancer survivors and to gain insight on the type of treatments are available. I want to learn everything I can to ensure she gets the best treatments possible. I pray to GOD that her treatments will work and she will one day be in remission. I know we have a long road ahead of us and I pray for the strength for all of us to get through it.