• Help!

    Asked by Marti76 on Monday, May 6, 2013


    My mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. I live in Florida and she lives in Texas. My mother and I decided it would be best if we brought her to FL to live with us during her chemo n radiation treatments. What I need help with is determining what steps i should take to make the transition as smooth as possible. I have already called a few places and have an idea of what I need to do, but it would be so much better if I could get feedback from anyone who has had to deal with this type of situation personally. Thanks.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Hi Marti, Do you need information on what to expect while she is in treatments, surgery, etc? If so, click this link to our Beginner's Guide To Cancer. http://bit.ly/10BQKCi

      If you need information on what you will need to do in the transitioning of moving your Mom, others here will have some help for you. My Mother had Lung cancer and we took care of her at home. I have experience with taking care of her right up through Hospice care and all that went with it. If you have specific questions let me know.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Sending you and your mom prayers and healing vibes. I have not had to deal with a situation like yours, but as Greg mentioned others have and i'm sure you will get some very useful information. One suggestion is to speak with you mom and find out what she feels she needs to make her feel more comfortable with the transition. it is very hard to move from your home and live some where else under any circumstances, not to mention the emotional and physical side effects of treatment. Also make sure you have a support community for you as well as your mom, being a caregiver is a very hard job.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Please consider having her seen at M.D. Anderson before you make this move.. They can decide upon a treatment plan and then you can have the plan administered anywhere. I will tell you that a new report concluded that the elderly do better with Lung cancer surgery than younger people and yet they are not being offered or given this option even if they are otherwise healthy.

      Please consider having her seen at M.D since she is already there in Texas. It might save her life.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Try Cancer grace to give you some data on Lung Cancer but even then its already a bit outdated. Yes, new therapy is happening so fast..If not MD how about UT Southwest..They are very good with Lung cancer too..
      I just posted a new podcast that is wonderful..
      All the best,

      over 3 years ago

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