Posted by artemis
on October 13, 2000 at 07:10:36:
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)
The first thing that must be done is to determine exactly what type of cancer your aunt has. Just because there are tumors in her lung doesn't mean she has "lung" cancer. It could be a metastasis from the breast. It is important to know the type so that the correct treatments are used. So, they need to do a biopsy on the tumors. Also, I would recommend a PET scan. It allows the doctors to see all the spots that are suspected of being cancer. It's used to help "stage" the patient. You can help your aunt by becoming as knowledgeable about the disease and it's treatments and support her through her journey. Please don't hesitate to write me personally if you have questions about lung cancer, as my husband has been fighting it for 18 months. firstname.lastname@example.org