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Unable to have bronschoscopy?

My mum was diagnosed with t3n2m0 lung cancer 3weeks ago. She is awaiting a hospital appointment in a weeks time to see if she is strong enough to undergo a bronschoscopy to determine a treatment plan. Weve been told that even if a treatment plan is put in place, treatment will probably be unsuccessful and cauae her more discomfort. Anyone else been in the same situation?

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Hello jomc1970, this must be a very difficult and uncertain time for the whole family, I am sorry to hear about your Mums and her recent health problems, hopefully by next week she will be strong enough for the bronschoscopy.

When you next speak with the oncologist , ask what they have to offer as way of a treatment or management plan.

The lung cancer specialist nurse can be of great support, they have access to your mums medical notes and can act as a go between yourself and the oncologist advising on any local support available.

If you wish to discuss anything you can call us on our nurse led helpline number

0800 358 7200

Kind Regards

The Roy Castle Support Team


Thank you. have already spoke with them and they have indeed been a great help. ( they were able to explain recent blood test abnormalities from tests done at gp surgery).


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