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  1. My husband was diagnosed in April 2014 with stage IV non small cell lung cancer and thanks to some of the new developments in treatment, he is doing well. Tom is right - persistence. That first month was holy hell - totally overwhelming. Scary survival statistics from the web and a sense of panic. Here are a few things that have helped me - First - make sure your wife is going to research hospital where they are familiar with the latest and greatest treatments and can help find clinical trials that may be appropriate. If you or your wife has questions, write them down and find out how to get
  2. Good questions - I can only tell you what has worked for me with my husband's treatment. Unlike your parents, my husband wants to know what is going on -- however sometimes he doesn't know what questions to ask or remembers what to ask. I'm there to get more information -- even when it isn't always pleasant. One of the hard things to accept there isn't any easy answers. I had to learn that they aren't being evasive, each person with cancer is different. If you want to be able to ask questions without your parents present, then make sure to find out what the docs and hospital require for au
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