dtay Posted December 12, 2006 Share Posted December 12, 2006 My Dad has just been diagnosed with 3b NSCLC squamous cell ( sub carinal node malignancy ). He has probably had it around 18mths according to the Chest specialist - symptoms present cough, hoarseness, weight loss, anorexia, fatigue. Had been treated off and on for 6 months for chest infections anf laryngitis, then for heart problems (atrial fib) and eventually he was sent for a chest xray where a 4cm tumour was detected. After biosies to the tumour and lymph nodes they decided it was inoperable and not suitable for radiation. We are all devastated as my Dad was a big strong man and is now a shadow of his former self. He hasnt started his palliative chemo yet and my sister was wanting to take him on holiday over xmas - I was unsure as I didnt know if he would be up to a long flight and would postponing the chemo till over xmas have a big impact on the outcome ? My sister thinks that he should enjoy his life while he still can. It is such a dilemma deciding what is best for Dad and of course the choice is his. This site is a wonderful discovery for me and I have read most of the wonderful stories and comments and have taken some hope from them - thanks to everyone who moderates and contributes. Dawn Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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