Mum been diagnosed hasn't been told much info not even biopsy yet she's been given 6 months to 18 mo

Kevro55 Member Posts: 1

hi I'm looking for any info help miracles my mum has been diagnosed with lung cancer and Liver she's had blood tests but not a biopsy the Dr told us today she has 6 months to 18 months to live can they tell from blood test and is there any medicine or treatments that can help as nhs has delayed and failed to help my mum


  • Ex_Rock_n_Roller
    Ex_Rock_n_Roller Member Posts: 281 Member
    The conventional wisdom is that ...

    ... it's not lung cancer until a biopsy says it's lung cancer, so it's best not to get too far ahead of yourself. Since there is no diagnostic blood test for lung cancer, I'm not sure what the doc is talking about there. Possibly liver chemistries?

    In any case, after you have biopsy results and a reading on cell type, etc., there will be recommended treatments. There is no "one-size-fits-all" option; it will depend on the details of the cancer. If you have not done so already, ask the doctors whether her cells will be tested for treatable mutations (e.g., EGFR, ALK). The newer targeted drugs provide some of the best and most effective options for people with the applicable mutations, even if their disease is fairly well advanced. The importance of this cannot be overstated.