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A 32-year-old male asked about a 67-year-old female:

My mother started chemo, for small cell lung cancer stage limited, she is going to have radio as well, should i prepare my self for her death ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
SCLC : You should discuss details with her oncologist and highly consider a support group, such as: http://lungcanceralliance.Org.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Best circumstance is still quite limited.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: However, even "oat cell" isn't certain death nowadays. Usually a person gets quite a few good months and several years is by no means unusual. Suppose you do as for any other relationship -- cherish the time you have, heal anything that needs it, and be ready whatever happens. Mom must be very special for you to have written.

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