We have very recently been given the news that our mum has lung cancer. She is 60y/o and fit and healthy non smoker and probably looks like she’s 50! We are all devastated
She had 2 hospitalised bouts of pneumonia in Feb & March. During the 1st bout the x rays didn’t pick up any abnormalities other than the pneumonia. She had 2 xrays during the second bout. The first didn’t show anything else but the second a few days later did and this is when the cancer word was mentioned.
She has had a ct scan & a tracheostomy and the cancer has been confirmed. We are awaiting a pet scan. Despite saying initially that they could only see a small growth on her left lung from the CT they’ve now said they can see a few spots on her liver.
They have also mentioned T4 & N0. Does anyone know this means?
We are still waiting for the marker results.
My whole family is shattered. We are all so worried / scared etc.
I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how we can try to speed up the process? It seems to be taking so long. Or anyone has any advice on lung cancer diagnosis after pneumonia and what is going to happen / what we can do.
Sorry for the ramble and thank you if you got this far x