I've been waiting for a diagnosis to reach out to a support community. I knew the only way I could get through this is knowing that I am not alone in this. After 2 months of tests and runaround I finally received a gut punching stage IV NSCLC w/ bone mets diagnosis at the age of 38. They are going to do some genetic screening so I could possibly do targeted therapy, radiation, chemo.. I mean, how did I get this deadly cancer? If it is genetics does an environmental factor have to trigger it or does it just start growing?
Do I go on long term disability?
Does anyone have any experience with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa? I'm currently in VT but if this is what I'm facing I want a better and warmer quality of life.
I finally found my life partner, landed a good job, had a sunny future...now I can't even sneeze without fracturing my ribs and I'm getting a scan on Super Bowl Sunday to see if this stuff is in my brain too. Thank you for listening and having this forum.