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Old 01-26-2007, 07:43 AM   #2
jlenzmeier jlenzmeier is offline
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Re: Do You think Nutrition & Exersize Helps?

I am no expert so take what I say with a grain of salt. My mom was also diagnosed with Stage IV nsclc in December. I am curious why your doc said they have to treat the brain before the lung. My mom also has 2 mets to the brain and she started chemo the day after diagnosis. The following day she started WBR for 15 days. She handled it fine. I would maybe get a second opinion in that area.

I too am very discouraged by statistics on lung cancer but I try not to think of my mom as a statistic. She is doing really well right now and as hard is it is to do, I try to just take it one day at a time. Every day she is getting stronger and I thank God for that. I spend a lot of time on another message board as well and I have heard of several stage IV survivors that are doing great right now. I try to focus on that.