Re: Best Friend Stage 4 Dx over a year ago
I'm sorry your friend is going thru this. And so glad you are there for him.
A cancer can be tested for determination of origin in the body - such as lung cancer. It can then metastasize - or move - to other parts of the body. In fact, it may show up first somewhere else and then testing proves it to be from some other part of the body. For example, my next door neighbor has ovarian cancer but it showed up first in her lung.
When it moves to various other parts of the body, the organs begin to shut down and eventually cause death. So, in his case, the lung cancer may cause some vital organ to shut down such as the brain or heart and he could then pass -from lung cancer though the organ that shut down was not the lungs. Hope this makes sense!
Prayers for both of you.