Attended my oncologist appointment on Thursday and the news was not promising. I was informed my cancer is a Stage 4 NSCLC - which is not great. I start chemo on the 28th June which will go for 4 mths and then they will review to see if it has had any impact.
Once the news was shared I decided to research about this - WOW not much good news out there. I did this because I needed to realistic and prepared for what is to come. I needed to get myself in a place where I could face this news..
One site states:
Prognosis With Stage 4 (Metastatic) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The overall 5-year survival rate for stage 4 lung cancer is sadly less than 10%. The median survival time (time at which 50% of patients are alive and 50% have passed away) is about 8 months.
Well to those numbers I say I am 110% committed to fighting this cancer and I am 99% sure that if anyone can beat this it will be me. Some may say this is delusional unrealistic thinking but I say thinking like this is positive and will get me far in this battle.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.