betplace Posted November 16, 2003 Share Posted November 16, 2003 I am so new to all this, forgive me if this is answered somewhere. I am not questioning why I have this nasty disease, only the Lord and the ciggarette company's can answer that. I want to know why can they not cure extended stage small cell carcinoma? Why am i considered a hopeless case, what has all that money spent on research been spent on? I live in the most advanced richest nation on earth and I can only get pallative and supportive treatment? I am condemned before I even start! My oncologist holds out no hope for me! Without hope, how am I supposed to fight this? Everything I read tells me I have 8 months to a year, yet I feel very much alive! I am not ready to give up, but the world it seems already has given up on me. I am a little frustrated right now as you can tell. I am willing to go through the hell of chemo since I have to, but shouldn't it cure me? and if doesn't what then? Where do I turn after that? I am venting I guess, but it seems like a good place for it, I know none of you has any answers for me, but thanks for letting me vent and any suggestions on how to keep my spirits up for this fight would help. Blessings all Betty Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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