Hello, I am new to this board but not new to WebMD. First I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for anyone who is going through cancer Hell. It must be very scary for you and your family.
My step mother has lung cancer that spread to her kidney. She has been on Chemo off and on for about a year and a half. Her last test results reveled that her cancer has spread out all through her lung. So it has only gotten worse. She did not ask the Dr. what kind of cancer it was, what stage or her life expectancy. I totally understand why she doesn't want to know these things. I have a terrible feeling that she only has a year left. She is in her late 60's. It just seems way too young to die. Also, knowing all of a sudden that a family member doesnt have long to live, its so shocking. I just don't know what to do.
I just kinda wanted to vent my feelings. Thanks to anyone who read this.View Thread
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