untreated lung cancer what to expect

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untreated lung cancer what to expect

by Springy on Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:00 AM

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hi my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2006 apparently the tumour had shown on an xray back in december 2005. but did not inform mum.  Mum opted for palliative care (she is 77) and we just visit the hospital every three months to be told ring if you have any concerns. Mum has a constent cough pain in her shoulder and facial pain. she is also now dropping weight rapidly. I feel so helpless not knowing what to expect and how to discuss things with her as i feel left in the dark. has anyone had a similar experience?? can anyone tell me what to expect?? have looked on various sights but find confusing. prognosis dosnt look good but hospital no help every time we go we see a different dr who give conflicting info. when I get her own dr when she is ill they prescribe ani biotics all the time sure these not doing any good HELP Trying to keep srtong

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by Witchdoctor on Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:00 AM

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Cancer is beginning to cause symptoms,  since she is palliative, she needs some workup to find the problem and short course treatment to alleviate it.

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by Linda63 on Fri May 11, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 4/11/2007 Springy wrote:

hi my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2006 apparently the tumour had shown on an xray back in december 2005. but did not inform mum.  Mum opted for palliative care (she is 77) and we just visit the hospital every three months to be told ring if you have any concerns. Mum has a constent cough pain in her shoulder and facial pain. she is also now dropping weight rapidly. I feel so helpless not knowing what to expect and how to discuss things with her as i feel left in the dark. has anyone had a similar experience?? can anyone tell me what to expect?? have looked on various sights but find confusing. prognosis dosnt look good but hospital no help every time we go we see a different dr who give conflicting info. when I get her own dr when she is ill they prescribe ani biotics all the time sure these not doing any good HELP Trying to keep srtong

I was diagnosed with stage 4, lung cancer and had a mass in my right lung, 12/04.  They immediately put me through chemo (3 mos.), and then I was put on a chemo pill.

You should see the same doctor each time you go in and he/she should be giving you options as to treatment.  My cancer also metastasized in my back and I take a monthly infusion of Zometa, which strengthens the bones.  There are options and you need to demand to know about them.

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