jacobson1972 Posted August 29, 2005 Share Posted August 29, 2005 Hello, I'm Beth from MI. My mom was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with non small cell lung cancer, squamous cell, stage 4. It has spread to her bones and lymphnodes. She is 61 and has been told she has 4 months with no treatment, and up to 16 months depending on how well she responds to chemo. She had 8 sessions of radiation to try and shrink the tumor that is pressing on her L1 vertebre, causing a lot of back and leg pain. The back pain has gotten a little better, but the leg pain is unbearable. She is on morphine, but it doesn't seem to help. We feel like her oncologist is dragging her feet. She was in the hosptal for over a week, and her oncologist was not able to schedule her post hospital consultation until over a week later. Her appt is tomorrow. Sorry to ramble so much. I'm glad to have found this site. Beth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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