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    Mum Has Lung Cancer - What Options Does She Have

    Similar to many of the members I never thought I would be looking for answers on this forum.
    My mother had newly been diagnosed with Lung cancer. She had a 3/ 3 and half hear old ‘Fibrosarcoma of Perineum’ that now metastases. The most recent 'Multiple axial CT scan shows;
    *Minimally enhancing inter-pulmonary & pleural based soft masses of variable sizes are noted in all segments of both lungs with basal predominance.
    *No mass lesion or lymphadenopathy is noted in the mediastinum.

    Impression: Post operative state of recurrent fibrosarcoma of perineum. Present CT scan shows:Bilateral pulmonary masses - possibly metastases. "

    My mom is 70 and had the last operation 3 months ago to have the Fibrosarcoma tumor removed from groan, doctor says not mum is suitable for chemo or radiation, do we just give up??

    My mother lives in Bangladesh.

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    I a sorry to hear of your dear mother's diagnosis, khalidanwar.

    Sorry we are just patients and caregivers here so we are unable to truly comment on the findings you provided.

    I can say, although it is like the tumors in her lungs are mets, this cannot be confirmed until a biopsy is done.

    As this is not true lung cancer but a metastization of her primary cancer it will be treated differently than a primary lung cancer. As such I have moved your thread to the Other Cancers forum.

    I do not know if it is possible, as I do not of course know Bangladesh's health system, is it possible for her to get a 2nd opinion?

    I do wish her the best.

    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!


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