I'm so sorry for what you and your husband are going thru. Just found out my mother has a 9 1/2 cm tumor, non-small cell lung cancer. To big for surgery right now, but starting chemo and radiation.
Maybe try liquid probiotics for the constipation (Kefer, it's like a drinkable yogurt in the milk section by half n half). Not every grocery carries it. Ask his Dr first. Good luck, stay strong.View Thread
My mother was just diagnosed with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer. It's stage 3 because the tumor is 9 1/2 cm in size. The PET scan showed it had not spread and was only in the one lung. Surgery was ruled out because of size (they would have to remove whole lung) and weight loss (she's lost 14 lbs). The surgeon said in his experience, surgery with the weight loss is not recommended. Make sure she's strong enough. Get a second opinion. Get a brain scan and colonoscopy, because its not uncommon for lung cancer to spread to brain and/or colon. Good news is, non-small cell has a less chance of metastasizing. My mom is having a lot of pain in her back under her rib cage and has had two Dr tell that that worries them because pain isn't good. They are thinking that could be a sign that it has spread to chest wall, that would not show up on PET scan. Hang in there. Stay positive for her and be supportive of her needs and what she wants to do. We'll be starting chemo and radiation to try and shrink tumor, then re-evaluate surgery after that. You have a right to be concerned, but don't panic. Remember this is happening to her, and you can bet she's scared.View Thread
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