Posted by Lisa
on October 12, 2000 at 21:05:19:
In Reply to: My aunty is 41 with 4 children and has lung cancer posted by sandra on October 12, 2000 at 19:22:48:
: Please can anyone give me and my family some advice on how to help my aunty. She has had breast cancer and was cleared of that two years ago with chemotherapy. Now she has two tumors on her lung and one on her kidney. We are desperate to help save her life and refuse to believe that there is nothing we can do. I am begging for some help or any advice.
: yours ever so gratefully Sandra ( 22 MANCHESTER UK)
My mom was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in July. She, too, is a former breast cancer patient. It has been six years since she was diagnosed. She took chemo and radiation.
What type of lung cancer does your aunt have? What have the doctors told her? My mother started her treatments at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She is having the standard treatment for small cell lung cancer but may be participating in a trial they are conducting there when she finishes her treatment. It involves a vaccine. The doctors at Duke are so much more positive than the ones at our local oncology office. They try to fix problems before they start. Everyone we encountered there was so nice and helpful. The
cancer center in Bethesda, Maryland was also very helpful when we started looking at treatment options. They can provide you with a list of trials in your area as well as a list of trials at Bethesda (1-888-624-1937). I also found some helpful information through the Cancer Treatment Center of America(1-800-615-3055).
Did your aunt take radiation when she had breast cancer? My mother was told the radiation she took for her breast cancer may have contributed to her lung cancer. The cancer is on the same side and had not spread to the other lung.