Welcome! So sorry to hear that you lost your mother to this awful disease. You've been touched by lung cancer, so you certainly belong here.
As Katie likes to say, when it comes to lung cancer, we're cause agnostic here; we don't care how anyone got lung cancer. We know that too many never smokers also get lung cancer, that no one deserves it, and that more needs to be done to detect and treat it.
We have a wide variety of people here, from survivors to caregivers to people who, just like you, have lost love ones to lung cancer. Again, welcome, and I look forward to seeing more posts from you.
Long distance cyclist and lung cancer survivor
56 years old at time of diagnosis in 2007, now live in Crowley, Tx
Nov 2007 - Tentatively diagnosed as NSCLC stage I from CT scan
Dec 2007 - Upper left lobectomy, biopsy showed one cancerous lymph node, changing the diagnosis to stage II (squamous cell)
Feb to Apr 2008 - Three rounds of cisplatin and gemcitabine
Apr 2008 - chest x-ray, NED
May 2008 - brain mri, clear
Jul 2008 - CT scan, NED
Dec 2008 - CT scan, NED
June 2009 - CT scan, NED
Jan 2010 - CT scan, NED
July 2010 - CT scan, NED
June 2011 - CT scan, NED
May 2012 - CT scan, NED
December 2012 - CT scan, NED. I am now a 5 year survivor!
June 2009 - Wife Rose diagnosed with breast cancer
Stage III IDC
Sept 2009 - Finished 4 rounds of chemo (AC)
Nov 2009 - Surgery
March 2010 - Finished 12 weeks of weekly Taxol
August 2010 - CT scan, NED
August 2011 - Checkup, NED
August 2012 - Checkup, NED
The rest of my story is at: http://www.lungevity.org/l_community/vi ... hp?t=38841My blog - uneasy-rider.com