Mymum has had radiotherapy and sugery on her lung and we thought she was getting some test results prior to being signposted for chemo...
It turned out to be a meeting, with a doctor she had never met telling her essentially that there was nothing further that they could do. The chemo would only 'contain' it.
So even though it won't treat the cancer or change anything, they are offering it her, not telling her she should have it to fight the cancer further. My mum is a fighter and feels like not having chemo is giving in, when it really isn't.
My mum doesn't know what to think and I aren't happy about how she's been advised as she isn't clear on the outcome for her in terms of her diagnosis and quality of life, will it buy her more time, how much does that equate to. She has more questions than answers.
She has been told to ring on Friday with a decision on chemo and in the meantime to ring a Macmillan nurse. I am obviously supporting my mum, but don't want to have her undergoing chemo and being very unwell, when she is Ok in herself now.
Is there a generally agreed time-line for 'nothing more that we can do for you'