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    Enter a summary of your question here. AFTER MY HUSBAND IS TOLD HE HAS ADV. STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER WE WERE SENT HOME AND FEEL LIKE WERE WAITING

    Asked by ZBO on Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Enter a summary of your question here. AFTER MY HUSBAND IS TOLD HE HAS ADV. STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER WE WERE SENT HOME AND FEEL LIKE WERE WAITING

    Add optional details about your question here FOR HIM TO DIE
    HE DOESNT HAVE SYMPTOMS OTHER THAN THE LARGE FEMOR TUMOR THAT HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED. HE IS RECOVERING FROM SURGERY. IS THIS THE BEGINING OF THE END OR WHAT LIES AHEAD?

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    • steve70x7's Avatar
      steve70x7

      The waiting is the worst part. Our minds are not our best friend. I have found that it helps to "live for today" and enjoy the blessings of the moment.

      Staying busy also helps.

      Our prayers are with you and your husband.
      Steve

      almost 5 years ago
    • rickbr's Avatar
      rickbr

      It sounds like you need to be presented with options. Talk to them again, or go to another cancer center. Be persistent. You're entitled to know what options are available.

      almost 5 years ago
    • digger6218's Avatar
      digger6218

      Fight, fight, fight...As rickbr said, get other opinions. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, they wanted me to do radiation. Because of my medical history I looked at all options that were right for me. Yes its scary and confusing but once you decide on a treatment the peace comes then the armour to fight.
      We are here for you both.

      almost 5 years ago
    • collinsb01's Avatar
      collinsb01

      Hello ZBO. Welcome to the site. I too was diagnosed with nonoperable stage 4 Adenocarcinoma of the lung. My cancer had no primary tumor and had already metastisized to the pleural fluid around the lungs. They told me I may not have very long to live - that was 18 months (and still counting) ago. If the MDs think he have no chance to survive, go somewhere else. Cancer treatment Center of America boasts of their success in treating cancers others have given up on. Also check out MD Anderson in Texas. There are other places to go. Google cancer treatment facilities. Agressive cancers should be treated aggressively. Also never loose faith. Your attitude plays an important part in living with cancer - be positive. May G*O*D bless you on thid journey.

      almost 5 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar
      RuthAnne

      Oh for Pete's sake! I hate it when that happens! There are plenty of us on this site who are living testimonies that Stage IV lung cancer does not mean that it's time to call hospice. Check out some of the lung cancer journeys on this site. Make sure you find a good cancer center and oncologists that are on top of the latest treatments - travel if you have to. It's worth it. You and your husband are not alone. Be strong. Be tough. Fight the fear. We're here for you.

      almost 5 years ago

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