I’ve spent the last couple of months looking through various forums online and finally plucked up the courage to post today. My dad turned 60 this year and has recently been diagnosed last month with stage 3 lung cancer. It’s one tumour on the right side of his lung and his lymph nodes in the centre of the chest are affected. He hasn’t shown any symptoms apart from a cough and the doctors picked this up when he went for a CT scan for his stomach (unrelated). He was referred to the lungs team from then.
We saw the oncologist this week for the first time and she was lovely. She confirmed to my dad that he will be receiving chemo and radiotherapy together for 1 month with a view of curing the cancer. She seemed fairly confident and didn’t give my dad a prognosis which put us at ease.
We’re hoping this works and fingers crossed it cures him. Whilst I’ve read online that stage 3 isn’t curable it doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Also it’s case specific too so as my dad is fit and healthy I see no reason why treatment would not work.
He also tested negative for PDL1 which means he will not be eligible for immunotherapy which was a shame but I’m hoping there are other treatments available.
I’m just feeling incredibly anxious and not too hopeful at the same time but also positive. All kinds of emotions. I want my dads to live a long life - see me and my sister get married and watch my brother graduate from uni.