Evalynn Posted May 13, 2009 Share Posted May 13, 2009 Hi everyone. I am from Ontario, Canada. My mother passed away 3 1/2 yrs ago from kidney cancer. I joined a forum then and it was most helpful and inspiring. Just found out that my mother-in-law now has lung cancer. They haven't confirmed it yet with the appropriate tests but we all know what it is. My kids have endured alot of close family passing on. My grandmother 2 years before my mom, my mother (who was very close to my kids), less than a year later my other grandmother passed away, 1 month later my dad passed away and 3 weeks later my uncle. All very close. Now 2 years later we have my mother-in-law. This is very overwhelming. So far, we know that there is a large growth on her lung that the doctors are deeming cancer. Right lung - looks like perhaps 1/3 of it is the growth. Have done a CT scan and discovered swelling of the adrenal gland which they say it might not be cancerous and sometimes found in healthy patients. They have also found something suspicious in the center of her chest. Forgive me. New at this type of cancer and not up to speed with terminology. They are setting up different tests/biopsies to determine degree of situation. They figure she may be in stage 3. What are her chances based on this information? Have decided to wait to tell our children until we know all of the details. My youngest took everything so hard before. My husband and I have 3 kids 18, 15 & 13. Mother-in-law is 67. Your response will be greatly welcomed. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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