Taking oxygen for lung adenocarcinoma. Have COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Will chemo extend life expectancy?
my mother was just diagnosed with well to moderate differentiate adenocarinoma. She also has COPD , chronic bronchitis , enphysyma. She is on oxygen 24-7. She has been told she can not have surgery to remove the mass in her left lung that is pressing on her heart. She is currently going to see on oncologist to determine the course of chemo. She has already been told by her pulmonary doctor she has approximately 1 year due to the can is in both lungs. Will the chemo help to extend her life expentancy?
It is very difficult to say whether the chemo will or will not extend her life. As it looks like the cancer has been diagnosed in a very late stage, the main purpose of the chemotherapy would be to alleviate her pain and sufferings
Answered: Thu, 19 Sep 2013
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