Guest sandrakay Posted December 16, 2003 Share Posted December 16, 2003 My dad was diagnosed earlier this month with adenocarcinoma. His doctor suspected stage IV, so I spent time researching the stages while waiting for the results of the scans. I thought I understood them fairly well, but he got the results today and either he's confused or I am (or both!). The cancer is in the lung and in the lymph nodes in the lining of the lung, so it was also found in the fluid secreted by the lymph nodes. I thought this made it stage II, but he said his doctor still called it stage IV, even though it was not found anywhere else in the body. I asked him to have his doctor confirm the stage at the next visit, but don't think I can wait that long. Can anyone shed some light? I don't think Dad knows the significance of the stages, but I'm well aware and don't want to set alarm bells off for him by insisting he call his doctor for clarification. Any explanation I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thank you - Sandra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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