Hi, my world has been blown apart in recent days by the news that my mum probably has lung cancer. I lost my dad 4 years ago and its taken my mum a long time to get back on her feet and now this - its so cruel. My mum doesn't smoke, drink and is very active, goes to keep fit and walks a lot and had a cough that has lasted a while and went for xray which showed up a shadow - CT scan showed a sausage shaped abnormality in top of right lung. Chest specialist suspects its cancer and now has to go for biopsy to have it confirmed. Just dont know how to cope with this and having researched lung cancer am terrified by the low survival stats. Was clinging to the hope that could be something like TB or that it's benign but from what ive read it doesnt sound like it - cant face losing mum as well as dad.
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