I never thought I'd be writing a post on a cancer site, but my dad passed away just shy of 4 weeks ago from stage 4 lung cancer. From diagnosis to the end it was 5 months. What gets me is that he had symptoms for almost a year beforehand and they were not picked up properly despite going to the DRs many times and taking himself off to A and E twice with symptoms such as; weight loss, fatigue, bone pain in his back. I am also at a loss why the biggest killer of men is not routinely screened for when other cancers such as bowel, breast, cervical are? My pops was the best of men and seeing him die from this disease has been heart breaking to say the least.