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Terrified

20 Mar 2017 20:50

I have been recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and I am terrified

Re: Terrified

20 Mar 2017 21:18 in response to Debbdoug

Hi Debbdoug, 

I fully understand why you're terrified - a completely human reaction to such news. Do you know where in the lung it is and treatment options offered?

There are positives, if you're a woman you are likely to live longer than a man at any stage of this cancer and the position in your lung can greatly increase a more positive prognosis. 

Learn what you can about this awful disease and most importantly talk to friends and family. Remember there is no wrong way to react to this awful news and a sense of fear is completely normal.

Take care

Dave

 

Re: Terrified

21 Mar 2017 04:05 in response to Debbdoug

Just been diagnosed with secondary liver and kidney cancer. Got six to nine months so iknow a little about how you must feel. Just try and stay positive, live each and everyday to the fullest. I know it's hard, just a case of plodding on. Xx

Re: Terrified

21 Mar 2017 09:21 in response to Sethlyman

Thank you for your positive responses. So sorry to hear of your diagnosis as well. I know I am on a new journey and I am lucky to have a fab family and friends for support but it is still so overwhelming.

i see the oncologist tomorrow for treatment options. 

Take care 

 

Debbie

Re: Terrified

21 Mar 2017 09:38 in response to Harebrain

Thank you for your response - so sorry to read of your diagnosis - take care

Debbie

Re: Terrified

26 Mar 2017 00:31 in response to Debbdoug

some people live for many years with a stage 4 'incurable' diagnosis... me being one of them, I was diagnosed 13 years ago, you can do this too 

 

i pray for you x 

Re: Terrified

26 Mar 2017 21:47 in response to havelovefaith
Thank you so much for your response - I am holding on to my faith and the love of my family is keeping me strong and positive - you will be in my prayers