My husband was diagnosed as terminal in Dec and was supposed to get chemo in Jan. The pleural effusion was not malignant when results came back so then stage 2-3. He had brochoscopy, Pet scan, another bronchoscopy and was referred to Papworth where he was told removal of lung was a curative option. Surgeon wanted to do exploratory first which he did, then two weeks later husband went in to have lung out. Had chest x-ray then CT, admitted to ward, signed consent forms and then told cancer spread so the could not operate. By this time it was March and he had had no treatment at all, We decided to move to be close to family so he started chemo in April. All that goes round in my mind is that if they had started chemo in Dec or Jan it would not have had a chance to spread. Does anyone know if this is true or am I just being silly. We went from terminal to curative to terminal again in 4 months.