DonnaKay Posted January 12, 2019 Share Posted January 12, 2019 Friends, my 87 YO mom saw the Pulmonologist today following a breathing test. He looked at the CT results from the December hospital stay and said that 99.9% sure that it's cancer. Her left lung, both lobes, have large masses causing her overall lung function to be 57-64%. She has no sign of COPD or emphysema. Praise God for small blessings. He said that it's inoperable, due to her current weight (85 pounds) and body condition (frail) she probably would not survive surgery. He also said chemo would be way too hard on her. Her options are.. A. Biopsy, followed by radiation, of both lobes of left lung. That might slow the growth of the masses, but it will not cure her. B. Follow up in two months to see how much the cancer has grown. I let her rest after such a big day and we will talk this weekend. Since she is not in any pain from the tumors, and she's not coughing blood, I feel like she will go with Option B to squeeze out all the quality of life she can. She might surprise me, but I doubt it. She told my brother that she should have never allowed our Dad to do chemo. It didn't prolong his life, it made him weak and sicker due to how much his overall condition had deteriorated. I'm exhausted, calling it a night. Godspeed to you all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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