babesdaughter Posted August 1, 2004 Share Posted August 1, 2004 Good Morning, Another newbie joining in with hopes of finding support and encouragement. My Mom was recently diagnosed with metastatic NSCLC. It was discovered after a growth in her leg was biopsied. The growth came up over about a three week period and grew very rapidly. She had surgery for the growth on July 7th. The biopsy came back as squamous cell carcinoma. After a series of chest/abdominal and pelvic CTs, masses were discovered in both lungs. She is 76 years old and has decided against treatment. Her doctor says she is not a candidate for surgery and that chemo really wouldn't be that much help and would probably make her sick for the time she has left. I hope we have made the right decision. We have involved Hospice and have, what I believe to be, a great team. We're only a week in to the Hospice program, so time will tell. I am her primary caregiver, she is living with me and will be for the duration of her illness. We have had a very close and loving relationship. It is my honor and privilege to help her on this last leg of her journey through life.\ I'll be checking in as time allows and as things progress. From the few posts that I've read you all seem like a knowledgable and supportive group. Thanks in advance, Paige Babe's Daughter Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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