• Soooo, I have been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It is in my right lung, the back of my thyroid , my bronchial tube, right kidney and

    Asked by Leung on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Soooo, I have been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It is in my right lung, the back of my thyroid , my bronchial tube, right kidney and

    A spot by my left groin. Area. I will never go into remission they say, but they could, might, hopefully, might get it to just stop growing. ....My odd question is, I'm scared to pieces, but then I'm kinda ok because I trust my doctors at u of m soooo much. Is this a normal reaction? And I have incredible faith!

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      Leung, being scared is normal, everyone is scared after the initial diagnosis. Trust in your doctors is not necessarly as common as fear but still happens often. Faith is also a great thing to have. While they might not think you can go into remission, with faith it is possible. The only thing i now of that is impossible is digging half a hole. Treatment could shrink and eventually eliminate your tumors. Good luck and keep up the great attitude. Also keep participating here and we can hope your attitude is contagious. Let us know how it goes.

      over 5 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Leung, hello..I am an oncology nurse and it would be abnormal if you didn't feel that way. If you have a good relationship with your oncologist then together you will learn to live with this disease. Look at HIV positive patients, they take meds daily and these drugs are a type of chemo and they will never be able to go off their meds so there is no remission for them either. Some diseases are chronic and have to be controlled with meds throughout their life like diabetes or RA so keep that in mind. You must first embrace this disease, know your enemy and then recognize that it came into your house. You are the landlord so you will come to see it as an inconvenience and nothing more. Never give it any more power than it has. Peroll is right, nothing is a guarantee and you could do better than you think on treatment and find yourself in remission as well. If faith is your comfort then rely on it but more importantly, believe in yourself. You never realize how strong you are until strong is all you have. Best of luck, Carm.

      over 5 years ago
    • sszafar29's Avatar

      Hi, I have s.c lung cancer, 2/9/12. It wasn't widespread. It was even curable. Somewhere along the way (I think during radiation)I just didn't feel right,it spread. I am back on chemo and still have the attitude that this "ALIEN"is going to die. I will win! I might have to live with a chronic illness,but I will still be here. Stay strong and positive! Good Luck! And I definitely believe in the power of prayer

      over 5 years ago
    • EllasDaddy's Avatar

      Never say never! Everything is possible. I have stage IV small cell lung cancer, I have spots on several bones and a few small spots on my liver. After 3 sessions the mass in my right lung has decreased 65% & the others have decreased by 50%. I had little hope 12 weeks a go. Now I know remission is possible. It could be cronic but so are a lot of other diseases let alone chances of being in a car accident are more likely, but I still drive. Stay on the positive road and never give up.

      over 5 years ago
    • barbeo's Avatar

      Hi, I have 3-4th stage lung cancer, diagnosd in May. Started treament in June 20012. Was told on initial visit not curable, but treatable. Cancer also in bronchial area. Just finished my 6 round of chemo which I did great with no vomiting, weight loss and appitate was good. My dr was amased at my progress. What I am saying is a good relatationship with your Dr. is a key factor. A positive attitude and faith is what worked for me. I went from a mass in May to the size less than a marble in Dec.Keep the attitude and faith, and expect a miracle I did. It works. Hope and prayers are with you. as yo continue your jourey.God bless and Happy Holidays.

      over 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Hi, Leung. I started out with what they thought was tongue cancer. Five months later, a PET scan revealed a lesion in my left lung, which they did a wedge-resection on. At this point (August of this year), they didn't know a primary source, except that I also had mets to the bones. Now, last week the PET scan revealed 3 new lung lesions, a new one on my tongue, a lymph node, and on one of my adrenal glands, besides the boney metastasis. I'm told the chemo they were giving me hasn't been working. Ya think? Despite this, I totally trust my doctor in regard to further treatments. I'm told to get a second opinion, but if they don't have a primary source, what good is it? I had the lymph node biopsied yesterday and will hopefully hear Friday what the primary site of my cancer is. Sorry to ramble, but yes, I understand having confidence in your doctor. I do! Best of luck to you in your journey! Keep us posted!

      over 5 years ago
    • Leung's Avatar

      I would like to thank everyone so much for their comments and support! I think this is exactly the type ( site) of connection with people that I was looking for. I have a oncology therapist and I just don't think we connect. I had more of a connection with all of you than I did with her. So, once again..... Thank you ! And, yep, I will stay positive!

      over 5 years ago
    • Okiegrandma's Avatar

      I am taking my third round of chemo for colon cancer mets in my lungs. It is a chronic disease that I will probably have to treat from now on until the medicare and insurance run out! My chemo gives me very little problems. I had a treatment Tuesday and worked eleven hours yesterday and will work seven hours today. And I am 69 years old. Attitude is everything. Don't let the cancer control you. And get everyone you know to pray for you. It helps A Lot!

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Such inspiring answers from inspiring people, you guys are GREAT!
      Thanks for the help you provide everyday on this site, people lik Leung appreciate it when they need help and you provide it.

      Thanks again
      Greg P
      3x Survivor
      Team WhatNext

      over 5 years ago
    • Blondie103's Avatar

      Leung,Sorry to hear about your illness,i had lung surgery 14 months ago and i have been trying to be strong for my kids....dont want them to have bad memories of me.
      There isnt any support in this country for people with cancer so its been very difficult.
      This was the first site i came about by accident perhaps it was meant.
      Your faith and the advice and support from the community will help you .Good luck in your new journey

      over 4 years ago

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