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So. Alice's CAT scan came back and it's not good.

The tumor is bigger than before. There is a slight chance that could be scar tissue.

Also there's more specks in the lymph nodes.

So, it sounds like it is stage 3 lung cancer after all.

She is getting a PET scan in three weeks (can't do it earlier because it has to be a certain time after the radiation). Then meeting with oncologist.

The median life expectancy with stage 3 is 15 months. At that time, 50 percent of the people diagnosed have died.

15 months.

KB would be 3. Maybe three. This could be our last Christmas.

I am just so devastated.

There is some hope. Maybe they could operate, though it's dicey with her health. There are a lot of new medications now. The life expectancy figures are always a couple years old so they don't reflect the newest treatments.

This sucks.

Date: 2016-10-27 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solledrache.livejournal.com
This really does suck.

Cancer sucks.

I still really hope they are wrong and just need to clean the machine.

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