How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by corab on Tue Jan 10, 2012 06:49 PM
My mom was diagnosed with extensive stage small cell lung cancer on 12/24/2010. Since then she has been on four different types of chemo , including a study drug, and had part of her lung and her sinus cavity radiated. The disease has never fully gone in to a nonactive state and she has been on treatments for over a year. Yesterday her latest PET scan showed that she's not having any response to the treatments and there's nothing else we can do. Her doctor said with this type of cancer she has weeks to months to live and they are calling in hospice. I know she's in pain and the treratments are really hard on her but a selfish part of me doesn't want to let go.
by thebyrdsfriend on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:02 PM
I am so sorry. My heart aches for you and your mom. I'll keep you in my prayers. My father died of small cell lung cancer. I was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer. I hope they are keeping your mom pain free. You will know by looking at her if she's in pain. The crease on her forehead, the tenseness, when she's not able to express it. Please be her advocate, as there is no reason for her to be in pain in this day and age. Hold her hand, love her, talk with her (they say hearing is the last to go) and let her know how much she's meant to you. Oh I'll keep you both in my prayers dear one. Love and strength being sent your way.
God Bless you dear one, as this will be a most hold road you will travel with your dearest mom.
by thebyrdsfriend on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:04 PM
God Bless you dear one, as this will be a most HOLY road you will travel with your dearest mom.
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