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In reply to the discussion: Stage IV lung cancer [View all]

yellowdogintexas

(22,300 posts)
19. one of my oldest friends was diagnosed with Stage IV
Tue Feb 4, 2020, 10:45 AM
Feb 2020

as her first diagnosis. She never smoked, but we grew up in the heart of dark fired tobacco in KY. Everybody smoked. Crop dusting, all sorts of chemical stuff. Interestingly, her older sister had a similar tumor and their mother had lung cancer which spread to her cardiac muscles. Maybe it was something in the 200 year old house they lived in.

She is now 5 years cancer free. She went to hell and back but she had a fairly encapsulated tumor and ultimately lost a lobe of the affected lung. She went to MD Anderson (from South Carolina) and participated in some new protocols being tested there.

So it can happen but it's a long shot. He is filthy rich and will be able to take advantage of things the average person will never even know about.

My condolences to both of the posters whose mother died of this awful disease.



Stage IV lung cancer [View all] no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 OP
It's a horrible way to die malaise Feb 2020 #1
For Mom, I think it was the realization of impending death. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #2
I was with my mom at the end, your words bring it all rushing back: chia Feb 2020 #10
Been there.. it sucks woundedkarma Feb 2020 #20
My dad died with it at 59 Kablooie Feb 2020 #3
Is this more angst about Rush's false-flag health problem? NCLefty Feb 2020 #4
I don't think so. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #5
That's great! Rorey Feb 2020 #6
There's actually a tombstone in the Key West cemetery with that on it. cwydro Feb 2020 #7
I love that people have a sense of humor. Rorey Feb 2020 #8
We almost put mgardener Feb 2020 #11
That would have been amusing. NT Rorey Feb 2020 #23
there is one in Savannah too. yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #13
All I can say is Karma is a bitch.... mitch96 Feb 2020 #9
Yeah not fooled Feb 2020 #14
He'll blame Obama and Hillary. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #16
!!! BENGAZI !!! nt mitch96 Feb 2020 #22
it's actually a pretty common symptom of addiction Skittles Feb 2020 #24
I don't believe the fucker will die anytime soon. dalton99a Feb 2020 #21
Apparently he said it's Stage IV. That's what several publications reported. OliverQ Feb 2020 #31
I think of it as karma... 2naSalit Feb 2020 #27
Remember Morton Downey Jr., he died of it to Hawaii Hiker Feb 2020 #12
I remember that show well Dukkha Feb 2020 #18
I could have written the original post. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #15
that comment about your mum Skittles Feb 2020 #25
I never thought she was stupid. I thought she was average. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #38
My former sister-in-law died of it at the age of 42. She only smoked occasionally. Texin Feb 2020 #17
one of my oldest friends was diagnosed with Stage IV yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #19
Limbaugh encouraged others to smoke Yeehah Feb 2020 #26
One of my parents and one of my sisters 2naSalit Feb 2020 #28
My grandfather died the same way. angrydem666 Feb 2020 #29
It took my mother too CountAllVotes Feb 2020 #30
It is a horrible way to die. musicblind Feb 2020 #32
I've been thinking about this a lot The Genealogist Feb 2020 #33
Oh my gosh, how horrible, I'm so sorry. MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #36
Is it treatable or is it Jane Austin Feb 2020 #34
Stage IV means the cancer has metastasized. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #35
Hospice is wonderful and a great support MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #37
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