ATM Posted December 9, 2003 Share Posted December 9, 2003 Hey all, today I found out bad news that my grandmother has lung cancer at stage IV. She is 79 years old and looks really good, she just coughs regularly, but not a horrible cough. My grandmother has been out of surgery to remove a tumor on her lymph node near her aorta and she looks great, almost back to normal. The doctors gave her "months" to live but I have been reading on the board saying that some people actually live years, but then again they are not 79 years old. According to the doctor, the cancer spread to the thoracic region and outside it. She is going to have more scans and tests done, but those won't come in till the 22nd of December. Also, the doctors say that they will probably not do chemo because it will just prolong her life a few months. I am just looking for support and help on this topic? What are the chances of a healthy 79 year old lady surviving through this? What are the pain consequences? Any other suggestions? Thank you all for the support and help, it is much appreciated. -ATM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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