My Dad was dx with nslc stage 3b last February. He began intense radio and chemo April 2012 and finished this June 2012. His first ct scan results in Sep 2012 showed the tumour had shrunk to 20% of what it was. He had his 2nd ct results in January and this showed the tumour had shrunk slightly again. He receives results of his 3rd ct scan on Friday and I am so scared.
It is very unlikely the tumour has shrunk anymore, and so it will still be there meaning it could have possibly grown? What other possible results could he receive? He has been coughing more lately and though not as bad as before being diagnosed it still scares me that it could mean something not good?
He is otherwise ok I think, still working full time and carrying on life just as before, he puts on a brave face and certainly does not show his worry. But I am petrified I dont know what to expect. I hate it when Lung cancer is on tv and they say it is the biggest killer and most people dont live for long after diagnosis. I know many people surpass this but it doesnt help when odds are stacked against you.
Sorry for blabbing on I am just scared and dont want to relay my fears to my family :(((