Terminal lung cancer

  • Posts: 1
    10/08/2017  00:21

    How can you even come to terms with finding out your mum has terminal lung cancer and she is only 60!!! She has been given 6-12 months. Has anybody else been through this and seen a longer life expectancy after they've been given this time left.

  • Posts: 112
    15/08/2017  12:05

    Hi Roohiggo,

     

    I am sorry to read about your Mum’s diagnosis. The news she has been given could take time to come to terms with, you are likely to feel many different emotions as you start to process this information.  You may find your mood and feelings fluctuating quickly or experience several feelings at the same time. Many people tell us that talking about their feelings with somebody they trust can be helpful- a GP, Friend or the Support Line. You may find it helpful to read the information here about feelings and coping with them.

     

    We also have a whole section of our website dedicated to supporting someone with a terminal illness and you fund the information here can help you to know what to expect- from day to day caring to looking after your own needs.

     

    If you would like to talk about things in more detail please call our Free phone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help

     

    Best Wishes

     

    Brigette

    Marie Curie Support Line

  • Posts: 1
    17/09/2017  05:20

    Hi Roohiggo,

    My mum was given the same diagnosis back in January. She had 4 x chemo, maintenance chemo and started immunotherapy but has since declined significantly. We met quite a few people along the way in her circumstances and it varies significantly. My friends mum had the same diagnosis and had a year side effect free on targeted therapy before even starting the treatment my mum did which have her a much longer time overall.

    Have they tested your mum's biopsy to see if she can have targeted therapy? There are so many different therapies now and your mum is young and so she can probably handle it pretty well.

    I wish you all the best on your journey and should you wish to know any more about mine please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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