Originally Posted by engineer1961
Well bad news ..he's got less than a year to live and that is only if the chemo works ..as in the chemo may not work and then he'll definatly have even less time. Presently he also has phnemonia but has finally started to eat a little bit again (thankfully) , the cancer in in a large portion of both lungs and it's also in his lynph nodes. On top of that t's a very fast acting type of cancer. We're not holding out much hope..has any one had a prognoses like this and how are hey fairing ? Personally I don't see the use in having chem when we've been told it wouldn't give him much time and will probably make his last days more painfull..
Wer'e all still in shock ..my mother in law died suddenly just 6 months ago ..and we'r estill realling from that....so sorry if I appear to be rambling (my severe lack of sleep and broncitus may have added to it a little too
I'm so sorry that your family is going thru this. In 2004 my Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer, the Dr. said she would have less than 6 mths. if she didn't have chemo and radiation. She finally decided to do it and did get better. My father then was diagnosed with cancer just after my Mom got better. His was everywhere but he took the treatments also. My father went to be with the Lord in June 05 but he didn't suffer that much from the chemo and radiation. Then my Mom's cancer came back in Sept. 05 but she missed my Dad so much and didn't want the treatments again. I was sad but supported her. She went home to be with the Lord and my Daddy in Dec. 05.
I'm glad that they opted for the treatment because it did give them more time together and with us. It was not always pleasant because of the side-effects but that usually didn't last too long. But each person's body reacts differently. But no matter what the Dr. says--alot depends on the person and the fight they have in them. I will be praying for all of you that God will help in your situation. precious49
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