Peg24 Posted May 18, 2007 Share Posted May 18, 2007 Dear Friends, Some of you may remember me posting on this site back in Feb. My mom had been diagnosed with lung cancer and I could not convience her to go for treatment. She passed away 2 months later on April 24th. She hadn't been gone from us even a week and my brother of 54 was diagnosed with the same thing. He has a malignant tumor blocking his airway 90%. He is in extreme pain making it very hard to get from one pain pill to the next. They did a lung biospsy and said it was small cell lung cancer and because of where it is located it is inoperable. My brother unlike my mom is ready to fight it, but it is so frustrating that the medical profession and the insurance company moves at a snails pace. After almost 3 weeks, he finally got the pet scan done yesterday and now they tell him he is to come back for the results in a week. ANOTHER WHOLE WEEK! He needs to start treatments!My gosh, this man is dying here. He's in terrible pain, can't breath, no appetite. I am so afraid this is spreading so fast. Can anyone with this small cell relate to this and tell me, should we be concerned here. The doctors sure don't seem to be. Please advise. Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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