Need some suggestions: Making treatment decisions for lung cancer
This is our 1st post. The two of us are in this together. She's 75 and has lung cancer, I'm her George and she's my Gracie and I don't know what I would do without her. She's 7 years into it and doing extremely well. You'd never know there was anything wrong. But now they peeled a cancerous lump off her carotid artery. The doctors don't know exactly what it is but they say it's cancer. They seem to be headed towards chemo and radiation to the neck as a follow up treatment. She's 75, 5' 2" and only 102 lbs. We're not sure what her odds would be for getting though this at that weight and age. I guess my question would be … are those treatments survivable at that age and weight level? Is there a weight level that treatments should not be attempted? The radiation treatment will be in her neck next to the carotid artery.
I also have another question. We would like a recommendation as to a good doctor or center in Colorado Springs or Denver that specializes in radiation to the neck and any other recommendations that would help. Thank you so much.