Ilovemypoppop Posted February 25, 2009 Share Posted February 25, 2009 I just found out last week my 82 year old Pop-Pop has stage IV NSCLC adenocarcinoma of the lungs. He smoked many years ago, was a dentist for almost 60 years and was in the Navy and worked on the boats, so I sure all of those toxins had something to do with his condition. He has tumors throughout both of his lungs. Right now he still has pneumonia, so he is not able to start his chemo pill (Tarceva.) Surgery is not an option due to a blood disorder he has. I went to go visit him this past weekend and he looks like a skeleton. I have been absolutely devastated since I got the news last week. He went in the hospital a few weeks ago with his second bought of pneumonia in 3 months. They found the cancer this time. What should I expect with this type of cancer? I know every cancer is different, but a general prognosis on this type of cancer would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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