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    How to prepare for prognosis

    Asked by TDW on Thursday, April 4, 2013

    How to prepare for prognosis

    We find out tomorrow if my mother in laws lung cancer has metastasized to the brain. Any suggestions on preparing?

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      Konw this, Mets to the brain for LC are treatable..Its painless and quick.

      over 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Sending you and your family hugs and healing vibes. Wish I could do more, then virtually support you from afar.

      over 5 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      Keeping you in my thoughts. Let us know how what you learned when you have the opportunity. Hugs to you all.

      over 5 years ago
    • Vjp2012's Avatar

      Happy thoughts going your way! I don't think anyone is ready for "prognosis." I am headed into third round of chemo and I was just asked by a nurse what my "prognosis" was. That caught me off guard and kept me up all night! But, my husband summed it up: my prognosis is GOOD! So, keep that in mind, no matter what, be determined that your prognosis is GOOD! Hugs!

      over 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I don't know that you can prepare for things like this. My hear goes out to you and your family. Please keep us posted.

      over 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I can only tell you what I would do in this situation. I would call my church's prayer line... ask them to pray for my mother and me and specifically ask for the strength to deal with the situation for both of us. I know I was laying on the exam table and my brain figured out what they were looking for...... I closed my eyes and told God how terrified I was... I asked Him to take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. (I truly felt, my time had come to it's closing months)... My fear was instantly removed... I was concerned, but terror and fear were gone. God was in control and never let me go (He still hasn't) I dealt with "You have Stage IV Ovarian Cancer.." I heard after surgery when I asked how long I had, after he'd told me he'd removed all the cancer he could see...... "Six Months". Those words were spoken on Feb. 23, 2006.... In March a PET CT scan showed he had removed all the cancer... ALL...... I am here now 7 years later... Still praising His name! I had a scare two years ago on a regular visit... They wanted to run a biopsy on something..."down there".... Fear jumped into me... and I heard a voice in my head.... "I'M STILL HERE!!! and I realized I'd raised my hand heavenward.... He was and is still with me. The biopsy revealed it was nothing.

      over 5 years ago
    • baba's Avatar

      I know this is really hard and I hope it is good news. But the most important thing is STAY POSITIVE and pray and stay at peace. Trust me this combination works. It is also good to have family and friends who don't "hover" and who keep you positive and make you laugh a lot. Good luck!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • EAGLESOAR's Avatar

      Keep the faith that all will be good. Believe it with all your heart and give it over to your God. Trust that it will be the way you envision it. I pray that you get a good report. Throughout this cancer journey you need to continue to think positive and have hope.

      over 5 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I guess the only thing I can say about preparing for something like this is to hold each other close and pray. I am hoping for the best and keeping you all in my prayers.

      over 5 years ago

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