Back in February my mom who is 58 was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, she is a non smoker. She is currently doing chemo as she could not tolerate xalkori. Obviously this has been very hard on her and our whole family it was so unexpected.
I myself have very high anxiety about cancer in general, I have spoken with my moms oncologist who said that this is not a hereditary cancer. My question is can ALK + lung cancer been caused by something like radon or asbestos? We lived in some very old apartments growing up and I am wondering if this is what might have caused this to happen? and if so should I consider starting to get screened?
Right now I am trying to stay strong for my mom, even though I know her prognosis isn't good, and I am also trying to hold myself together but I am having a tough time.
Please give me your thoughts on this.