by Clubcar on Fri Jun 08, 2012 07:47 PM
Not sure where to post. My wife was just recentely diagnost with stage iv lung and liver cancer. After a biopsy on the liver they thought it was metastatic pancreatic but a follow-up endoscopy on the liver was negative. We meet with an oncologits at Dana Farber on Tuesday to determine what type of chemo to start with. She's 48 and was very healthy, an avid runner, never smoked, eat very healthy, ect....
Two years ago we applied for long term health diability insurance and went through extensive testing. Last year she was screened as a bone marrow donor and went through another extensive blood screening. Nothing abnormal was detected.
The diagnosis and the stage was a shock to say the least. Any suggestions or questions to ask the oncologist will be greatly appreciated.
by granny60 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 03:00 PM
I'd like to say that since your wife is young and very healthy otherwise, she has a greater chance of winning this battle with cancer, than an older person would have. What I asked the oncologist was 1. What are my chances of survival in percentage? 2. What are the side effects with the type of chemo I'm getting? 3. What can my caregiver expect? These are a few of the questions I asked my oncologist. This is a very good site for people who are just diagnosed and others who have been fighting this battle for a long time. Please know that you and your wife are not alone. I will keep you both in my prayers.
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