My Mother Has Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

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  1. Whitneyskates

    Whitneyskates Well-Known Member

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    A couple weeks ago, my Mom was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. The good news, however,is that it was caught very early. It is stage 1 and a PET scan revealed that it has not spread. According to her Doctor, the tumor is around 2cm and will be easy to remove. She is having surgery Tuesday and her Doctor is very confident that she will make a full recovery.

    Needless to say, my family is pretty relieved that it was caught so early. The cancer was found by accident and what can only be described as a blessing in disguise. My Mom has never suffered any type of injury in her life, but she somehow managed to tear her rotator cuff, and during pre-op x-rays, the spot was found. My mom is a very healthy woman otherwise and there would have been no reason to do such tests had it not been for her injury. Her Doctors have told her how lucky she is because sadly, most cases of lung cancer aren't found till they are in advanced stages when treatment options are limited.

    This has been the scariest thing I have ever exeperienced. Just hearing someone say that your parent has cancer is a feeling that I can't even describe. I really have no idea what I would without my Mom but thankfully, it seems that it will be a long time before I find out.
     
  2. Buzz

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    ((((((((((((Whitneyskates))))))))) Your mom will be in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  3. vesperholly

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    I'm so sorry and glad they caught it early! My friend's mother had lung cancer caught in Stage 1, and she's successfully recovered and healthy 15 years later.
     
  4. l'etoile

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    (((Whitneyskates))) Somebody up there is surely watching over your mother and your family. Hope she recovers well!
     
  5. Zemgirl

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    I am so sorry about your mother's diagnosis, Whitneyskates. It's a tough thing to deal with, for her and for everyone close to her. It is very, very fortunate that it was caught early; that's often not the case. I hope she will make a complete recovery.
     
  6. paskatefan

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    Very sorry to hear about this diagnosis, but thank goodness it was discovered @ this early stage. May she recover completely!
     
  7. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    ^^ This
    and this >> (((((Whitneyskates)))))
     
  8. milanessa

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    Yay for a torn rotator cuff!! Boy does that sound strange or what? Here's hoping for a full recovery, Whitneyskates.
     
  9. Bailey_

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    God bless you and your family. It is very scary, but it sounds like they found it early and there is every indication that she will have an excellent prognosis. All the best with the surgery.
     
  10. skipaway

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    Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery to your mom.
     
  11. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    (((Whitneyskates)))

    It must be very scary to hear this. However, my hair stylist was diagnosed with lung cancer last year and now she has fully recovered.

    Best wishes to your mom for a full recovery.
     
  12. maatTheViking

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    (((Whitneyskates & family)))) Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery!
     
  13. Whitneyskates

    Whitneyskates Well-Known Member

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    It does, I never thought I would be happy that my Mom sustained a painful injury!

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes :)
     
  14. kittyjake5

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    Sorry to hear about your Mom but happy that it was caught early. A close friend of mine was diagnosed with
    stage 1 lung cancer 2 years ago. She was treated successfully and I am happy to say that we all danced at her wedding in October
    of this year. I will say a prayer for a full and speedy recovery for your Mom.
     
  15. nubka

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    My father died from throat cancer, so I know what you are feeling. I'm so glad that your mother's was detected early and that her chances are very good. Prayers for you all.
     
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  16. doubleturn

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    (((Whitneyskates)))). Like kittyjake5, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom but definitely happy that it was caught early. My brother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 17 years ago (spread to liver, spleen and 3 lobes of his left lung), had his transplant 16 years ago (after 12 rounds of chemo) and is still with us today. It took over 1 year to get to that point, so being caught early is very good. My thoughts are with your family.
     
  17. Wiery

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    Wow, whoever thought we'd celebrate a torn rotator cuff! Sorry your mum has cancer, even if it was caught early. I wish her the best.
     
  18. Simone411

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    (((Whitneyskates))) So glad that it was caught early (in stage 1), and hadn't progressed yet. You, your family and your mom will be in my thoughts & prayers. Hug!
     
  19. skatesindreams

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    Joining my prayers and best wishes to all those already being sent to your mom, Whitneyskates.
     
  20. Wyliefan

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    Mine too!
     
  21. Anita18

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    I'm so glad it was caught early! ((HUGS)) to Whitneyskates, mom, and family!
     
  22. LilJen

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    "Cancer" must be one of the most frightening words in the English language. But I am among those who says thank goodness for torn rotator cuffs!!!?????!!!! I hope she recovers well and completely.
     
  23. figuristka

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    Whitneyskates hope everything goes well for your mom. We all send our best wishes. My dad recently was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma and had one chemo treatment so far.Thankfully the pet scan showed stage 1 also. Its hard at Christmas to be cheerful as i care about him so much. He's doing fine at the moment though. I find watching figure skating helps me forget about worrying at least for awhile. hug
     
  24. ChelleC

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    (((Whitneyskates and family)))

    You have my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad it was caught early, and it has not spread.
     
  25. tarotx

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    Sending prayers.
     
  26. Whitneyskates

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    Thank you everyone for the prayers and well wishes. My Mom's surgery went great. They were able to completely remove the cancer and she should be home in about 5 days. :)
     
  27. skatesindreams

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    (((((Whitneyskates)))))
    What great news!
     
  28. milanessa

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    If you celebrate Christmas - what a nice present. :)
     
  29. Really

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    Such wonderful news!
     
  30. ChelleC

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    Great news!!