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Old 12-09-2006, 08:46 AM   #19
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Re: Small lung cancer in 63 year old

We learned that the cancer is in her liver and her rib bones. They will not do radiation, just chemo. They did a scan of her brain but we don't have the results of that just yet.

The doctor says the point of chemo is to buy her about 12 months. Does anyone know if the chemo will actually make her feel better (not during the treatment but in the long run)? Right now (pre chemo) she is breathless, exhausted, headachey, so tired she sleeps four hours a day in naps, plus 12 at night. I mean, if the chemo shrinks the tumors, won't she feel better...? Get some of her stamina back?

Just hoping there will be some good days to look forward to. Does anyone have experience with this? I could take a break from crying.

Thanks.