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diag of LC met to brain stage 4.

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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diag of LC met to brain stage 4.

Young lady from Bremen. My mother jsut turned down chemo for a 2 week ago diag of LC met to brain stage 4. Should she do chemo? It was perscribed but we don't think she'd make thru chemo. She is 80 and weighs only 86 lbs with NO appetite.

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:20 AM   #2
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Re: what can I expect when I die of lung cancer

I would not put your mother through chemo at the stage she's at....given her age and weight. The fact she has no appetite is a sign that the end is coming. Her body is preparing itself for its final journey. My father had absolutely no appetite (and no desire for any food at all) in the last month of his life when he was dying of lung cancer. It drove my mother crazy, she had a hard time accepting the fact that he wouldn't eat.
Be there for your mother, at this point that's pretty much all you can do, else than provide her all the love and care she needs. Be strong.

Old 07-22-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: what can I expect when I die of lung cancer

Any kind of Cancer is a life threatening to all persons life. If you have cancer there's a little chance of surviving it. Only chemo will extend your life for a short time.

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