My father is 76 years old and was recently diagnosed with a fairly large mass in his lower rt lobe of his lung. The radiological findings states its about the size of a fist or rubic's cube. Several lymph nodes are enlarged and notes on the size and placement. Patient is had paralized left side of vocal cords for 6 weeks. ENT suggested the root of the nerve from the vocal cord was the cause...meaning the Left side of the lungs something is causing the chronic laryngitis.
WE will be getting a biopsy this week. I was curious about different treatment options. What are the newer treatments for cancer? Is there success with radiation or chemo? The reason I ask my mom was diagnosed lung cancer stage 4, and received chemo and radiation and it just zapped her life ...the quality of life was poor after treatment. So I was told that was 7 yrs ago and better treatment options are available. Do you have that information or links on options of treatments.
Just to give you some history, my dad smoked 39 years 2-3 packs a day. He quit 20 years ago.
I know what to expect, seven years ago my mom died of lung cancer and it went very fast...7 months.
She smoked 2 packs a day and quit 15 years before her diagnoses.
2) question what is my risks for getting lung cancer? I am 43 never smoked or drink. Exposed to second hand smoke for 20 early years at home
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