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lung cancer

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Joined: Nov 2000

My mother was recently diagnosed with Lung cancer. It has spread to her liver and adrenal glands. She has opted to try chemotherapy as the doctors said it may buy her some more time. The prognosis is not good - they have given her a few months to live. We're wondering if its worthwhile to go through the discomfort of chemotherapy or should she just enjoy life while she can?? Anyone's opinion would be appreciated.

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Joined: Sep 2000

Hi twobits, this is loulou. YES, chemo is a good thing. For years we have all heard how sick people get from chemo. It's not necesarily true! I was treated for lung cancer, with mets to the brain. I knew statistics were not good, but I decided not listen to statistics and have radiation and chemo, and stereotactic for my brain lesions. Well, I have been in remission now for six months. Six months isn't very long, but if I would have listened to statistics I wouldn't be here now. Attitude plays a huge part in treatment. My chemo was taxol, and carboplatin. Yes, I did get body aches, and very tired, but you can recover from that. I hope this helps. If you have any questions, just ask. Good luck. loulou

Posts: 14
Joined: Jun 2003

In April 2003 I was told that I have Stage 4 NSCLC with a mass (4 cm) in my right lung, both adrenal glands and 2 lymph nodes. I have done 2 rounds of Chemo. My dr. says I have a 20% chance of surviving 1 year but she has known of patients living 15 to 18 months. I am looking for Stage 4 folks who have lived longer than 18 months and am attempting to compile names, phone numbers and more into a survivors list. Please feel free to contact me at moldy61@sbcglobal.net or 580-353-5132.

Thanks, Margo Lubbers

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Joined: May 2012

i cannot remember simple words like " example" what is the remote control for tv. such a simple word but i forget simple words. please share if you have had this problem.

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Joined: Aug 2012

I would always try all means neccesary to escape a doctors prognosis, so yes Chemo is worth it.

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