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| Posted 10/9/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -8) |
|My father has severe COPD and emphysema and requires continuous oxygen. He has just been diagnosed with non-small cell (squamous cell) lung cancer. The doctors had been watching a spot in his lung for quite some time and did the biopsy via bronchoscopy last week. He is a high risk patient and is not a candidate for the traditional cancer treatment option of surgery and we were told a while back that Cyberknife may be an option. Unfortunately, we just received word yesterday that the only way they would perform the Cyberknife procedure would be to put him on a breathing tube and it would be extremely dangerous. His lungs are in extremely fragile condition. This leaves him with the only viable option left which is radiation therapy. He is about to turn 70 years old in a couple weeks and he's not ready to give up on life. It's especially upsetting since he was told it's a slow growing tumor and if it weren't for the emphysema, he could be helped. Do you have any words of advice for a man in his situation?|
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