Stage IV Survivors?
My 47 year old husband was diagnosed on Memorial Day with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Adenocarnoma of the lung. It had metastized to the brain and he had an emergency crainectomy where the brain tumor was successfully removed. He has recovered from that surgery remarkably and has the most incredibly positive attitude. The PET scan tests came back yesterday and it has not spread to the lymph nodes, bones or elsewhere thus far and he is scheduled for a lobectomy on Tuesday morning to remove the tumor on the lung. He just knows he is going to beat this nightmare despite the oncologist telling us that he has a 2% chance to survive. He swears that he will be in that 2%. I want so badly to believe that he will make it; but I know that I also need to prepare myself for the alternative. Can ANYONE out there please tell me that they know, or are, a survivor of Stage IV NSCC? I'm desperate for hope.