My dad who is 71 years old was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2007. Lucky it was only one small tumour & he had surgery to remove the lower lobe of his lung & there was no signs of cancer in any lymph nodes. In 2009 he had a seizure & they found a secondary tumour in the brain. This was successfully removed then followed by whole brain radiation. He coped very well with the radiation mostly suffered from fatigue & hives. He has had problems with his short term memory since the surgery. The long term side effects are that he has lost most of his hearing, balance with his walking and that's about it. At his last checkup last month i asked his doctor about the side effects & he told me that they really dont have any research as he is the 1 in 100 that has gone into remission. My dad never asked doctors throughout his treatment what the prognosis was. It was like he thought if he didn't ask they couldn't tell him bad news. Made me believe in positive thinking! It has inspired me with my battle with Lymphoma
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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.