My 57-year old brother was finally diagnosed Friday with Invasive Mucinous Adenocarcinoma after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia since June 2020. It started with consolidation in the lower right lobe, but now his right lung is fully compromised and it has spread to his left lung. So he's had the cancer untreated now for almost a year and it's so widespread. Are we too late? The thoracic surgeon who did the wedge resection removed three tumors for testing and says he won't refer to a cancer hospital until he gets the results in a few weeks. He's ordering a PET and MRI, but again, they won't be for a couple of weeks (we're in Canada). We're concerned that it's going to be at least another month or so before he even starts any treatment, if any is available. Is there anything we should be doing, asking, pushing for? Are there any treatment options? Any advice would be appreciated. We understand Dr West is the expert in this type of cancer. Is there someone in Toronto similarly experienced? We understand it's a process but isn't further delay dangerous or is that irrelevant at this stage? Admittedly we're in shock and panic mode! Thank you.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 06:48#1
Are We Too Late?