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Cancer: Lung board


My Mom's cancer had not spread. They did a whole body scan and it was clear except for the chest tumor. Her doctor said she has a "good chance for remission". I will never forget those words! There was no talk of "how long does she got". I have met people that have survived over 15 years with small cell lung cancer. The chemo and radiation was rough but my Mom is almost back to her old self. She goes every 2 months for a chest x-ray and so far she is cancer free! A new drug called Gleevec or Gleevac shows promise for treating small cell and other cancers. If you have any more qustions please let me know.