A very close family member who is dearly loved and needed has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. She has known for 2 weeks and kept it from us all so that she didn't worry us.
All I know is that she is T4, N2, M0. I am struggling to understand what that means? I know that stage 4 is advanced, and that it's something that will never be cured. She starts chemo next week. I just want to know if there's any hope that she may respond well to chemo and that the tumour may shrink, giving her some time left? Why would they give her chemo if this wasn't the case? I guess i'm clinging to any hope I can.
It's very difficult to get any info from her, as she didn't want to know the ins and outs when she saw the Oncologist. She doesn't want to talk about it, but as one of her primary carers I want to know what to expect.
Does anyone know at what point in her treatment that she will see the Oncologist again? I have so many questions for him. I want to discuss the Budwig protocol, cannabis oil, Immunotherapy etc.