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Old 07-13-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Friend newly diagnosed with lung cancer

A friend of the family has just been diagnosed with lung cancer that has already spread to his brain. He is in his mid-30's and has never smoked. To me this does not sound good at all. Can anyone tell me if there is hope? I am truly upset over this and cannot believe this has happened but I do not want to automatically think this is a death sentence if there is a possibility of hope. Thank you!

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Old 07-13-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: Friend newly diagnosed with lung cancer

There is always hope. Look at Lance Armstrong. Read his book It's not about the Bike for inspiration. It will not be easy but he should not give up hope nor should his friends. There is so much to be said for mental attitude in healing but I also feel that sometimes there comes a time when you have to be accepting of your fate
. He will know if that time comes and will depend of his friends for love but not false hope. I would always be honest.

Old 07-14-2004, 03:36 AM   #3
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Re: Friend newly diagnosed with lung cancer

Thank you so much for your reply. It is just so hard because we just found out a few days ago. I guess you automaticaly think the worst at first. I just needed to hear (or read) that because you hear CANCER doesn't mean there is not a chance. Thank you for the encouragement.

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