my mum diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc egfr negative has been told chemo is best first line treatment .. She is fairly well slight cough recently started having pains around tin area. Can start chemo in next 2-3 weeks or wait 6 weeks until next scan to see if any growth/mets ... Can anyone advise if we should wait as Onc says she is well and would suffer side effects but could wait until more symptomatic . They would monitor her closely so not too sick for chemo. Onc reckons will definitely need chemo within 6 months. The repeated message is we are not trying to cure but manage to prolong life. She has prognosis of 18 months. Feel like she's been written off by docs sometimes as no matter what I ask answer Is always same ... Did anyone have PET scan and would this show mets more clearly than CT. sorry for sounding jumbled up , my mind is In a whirl. Positive vibes to all of you and lord of live and light x
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