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Old 10-17-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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woodsie1 HB User
Unhappy mum has lung cancer

My mum was just recently diagnosed with lung cancer. she's 76 and in
reasonable health except for a persistent cough she got from a cold
several months ago. The cold went but the cough stayed. Finally she had
herself checked out with an x-ray and CT scan which confirmed the worst.
I don't know much about it, except it's a carcinoma and (as far as i
know) there aren't any signs of any spread to other organs. Her doc said
the tumor has been growing for last 6 months....he couldn't really say
much more about it.

she's seeing an oncologist tomorrow. i guess we'll know more then.

naturally we're all very shocked by this....
I had no idea that lung cancer is a bigger killer than breast for women.

anyone with advice or personal opinions on this matter, i wouldn't mind
hearing from soon...

I guesss what i'm really asking is what are our hopes?.
how often do people beat it?

Right now, it's just too much of a shock that someone with a mild cough can end up dying from this.

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Old 10-18-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Location: Savannah, Ga
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rwatson908 HB User
Re: mum has lung cancer

My wife contracted lung cancer the same way. They gave her 30-40 weeks to live and I am proud to say she is in remission and doing well.
DON'T GIVE UP already. Support your Mother and be with her. There are good sites for information to educate as you know, you found this one.
Write down what her doctor says, you won't remember it all. And keep copies of whatever results you get, things get lost!
My prayers are with you and your mother. Ron

Old 10-18-2005, 02:57 PM   #3
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woodsie1 HB User
Re: mum has lung cancer

Thanks Ron,

what sort of treatment did your wife have?

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