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Posted by Maggie C. on May 13, 2000 at 01:46:21:

On April 5, 2000 my mother found out she has small cell cancer of the right lung and broncial tubes. She is 74 and does not want to go through the Chemo which the doctor said will not cure her anyway. It would only prolong her life a little more. So mom says NO she does not want to spend her time left here on this earth being sick with Chemo. We respect her decision however hard that will be for us. Just two weeks after finding out about
the cancer she then found she has an aneruism in her left brain. She began having a severe cough shortly before the cancer diagnosis and had gotten worse until I gave her a humidifier to use. This has helped alot. Right now she says she is no pain and is still getting around fairly well. She tires very easily and her appetite is not good. I guess I just needed someone else to hear mom's story. I know there is nothing left to do but pray and hope that
she won't have to suffer to much or to long. Like a lot of doctors now, he would give us no time limit on mom. But from all research I have found without treatment the average life span is 1-3 months. I would appreciate any feedback you might have here.

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