Tree Posted July 20, 2004 Share Posted July 20, 2004 About a month ago my mother went in to get a chest X-ray after many months of postnasal drip, she thought it might have been a virus that she could not get rid of. Her x-ray came back clear but the doctor wanted to do a cat-scan of her chest. That's when they found the "mass" the word that she hates the most. The mass is on 3.1 centimeters big, about the size of a quarter. She meet with a pathologist and was scheduled for a biospy. The biospy came back positive of cancer. My mothers pathologist said that this cancer is treat-able and it is the slow movig type. She just went to see and oncologist to see what here options were, he said 1 day of chemo for 3 hours with radiation, and radiation for the next 4 days for the next 6 weeks. Then additional treatments. Her doctor said that surgery should not be performed right now since the cancer has attached it's self to one of her vocal cords and her pulmonary artery. She is freaking out about chemo, more so since she has read the side affects that it can cause. I don't know how to talk to her, one day she is complete fine and the next day mostly after she see's a doctor she is a complete mess. I need some advise? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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