The thing is, no one can predict the future. There is no one who can say with any certainty what is going to happen to your husband. I understand wanting knowledge to help with the fear, I am the same way. I've looked into statistics, and they are not great. But, still, no one really knows. I've put the statistics out of my mind and I just try to be there and help my mom and my whole family in any way I can. It is truly a one day-at-a-time situation. The more I talk about my mom's cancer the more people tell me stories of remission. I think you should try to enjoy and treasure every moment you have with your husband. It sounds like he is keeping a positive attitude. I'm sure the best thing you can do for him is to help him reinforce that. Though I'm sure you are doing that. You are not alone.View Thread
My was dx about 2 months ago. From what I've read the midpoint survival rate is about a year for limited small cell lung cancer. But, the oncologist remains very optimistic. I've seen that before with a friend who died of lung cancer, the oncologist was so optimistic until the week before she died. Someone told me that the docs see miracles everyday they cannot explain and that is why they believe a positive attitude is so important.
But, we are all still in shock with this diagnosis and also still in denial. View Thread
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