Jul 29, 2012 - 8:54 am
Maybe I've googled too many discussion boards, because I am so scared of doing Anything now. It seems like I'll be so much worse for "quality of life" compared to just going forward as is, with pain medication if/when symptoms worsen. Just want to enjoy my time left with 2 grown children, 2 grandsons, play my guitar, etc., and I need to be able to keep working too.
I am a healthy (ha! who knew?) 60 year old woman and this week I was newly diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.
My oncologist met with a tumor board and decided against surgery, but recommends radiation therapy. Possibly chemo too.
Any Stage 4 Survivors out there that have enjoyed "quality of life" with or without treatment? I would love to hear from you. In the meantime, Positive thoughts headed your way to be cured of your cancer and to have a terrific day today!