Jane_Smith Posted January 1, 2019 Share Posted January 1, 2019 Hello. The day after Christmas my mom went to the ER because she was coughing up blood and had a persistent cough for months (was previously treated for colds twice and just given antibiotics) she’s a former smoker who quit a few years ago. They found a mass on her lung and a bleed in her brain that has stopped. She’s only 52 and this doesn’t seem real. She’s currently at home acting like her normal self and waiting on biopsy results. I feel like the most likely answer is that she has stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the brain. I know I shouldn’t google, but I do. I am really struggling to handle it all. I can’t tell if she’s being optimistic or naive. She said today that “we don’t even know for sure if it’s cancer”, but the doctors specifically called it squamous cell lung cancer. I believe they said 5 cm. Anyway, the only thing that I find any comfort in is being here and reading the posts and comments. I’m not sure what else to do besides wait for the biopsy results. Happy New Year to you all Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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