Lung Cancer or ALS?

Status
Not open for further replies.

troy

New member
Joined
Aug 27, 2007
Messages
6
Reason
PALS
Country
ID
State
Jakarta
City
Jakarta
Would you rather have lung cancer or ALS? And why?
 

Blizna

Distinguished member
Joined
Sep 5, 2007
Messages
323
Country
CZ
State
CZ
City
Prague
Well...it depends on the stage of the cancer (metastazes etc., affected lymfatic system...)

If I could choose of these 2 diseases both in their earlier stages, I would surely take lung cancer, because: There is cure. If surgery isnt possible, there is still chemotherapy. If this all fail, they can remove the one lung or its part...also, there is at least chance to be healthy again.
 

Omar

Distinguished member
Joined
Apr 13, 2007
Messages
138
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
08/2006
Country
BE
State
Belgium
City
Brussels
Personally, I know a woman who had chemotherapy and a surgery for her lung cancer and was ok for about 10 years till she got it again and now she is again on chemotherapy.
 

guwainengle

Distinguished member
Joined
Jul 9, 2007
Messages
112
Country
US
State
PA
City
Duncansville
Personally-- I do not want either-- I just want to know what the problem is.

G
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
Speaking as one who has ALS and had a Biopsy for possible Cancer and who has to wait a week more for results to see which disease is going to kill him, I have no idea why anyone would ask such an inane question. But seeing as you asked, I'd rather not have either.
AL.
 

brooksea

Legendary member
Joined
Sep 27, 2006
Messages
5,171
Reason
Other
Country
HM
Al,

Cancer too? What next?

Will be praying for you.
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
After two biopsies the Surgeon called a few minutes ago and said the biopsy was negative and there were no cancer cells. A benign lump that should go away in time on it's own. So as you can imagine, things are a bit more upbeat here now. Just might have to celebrate with a glass of red.
A much happier AL.
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
By the way thanks for the kind thoughts. I really was worried.
AL.
 

Midnight

Active member
Joined
Aug 23, 2007
Messages
71
Reason
Other
Country
US
State
USA
City
Anytown
Hi Al,

You are such an inspiring man. Truly a hero.

-a hero as a firefighter, helping solve the mysteries surrounding your own in your own town and how you have helped them with their lives, your plight to help so many in their journey through their struggles with ALS, your support with this site, your willingness to be so open to others with photos and things in your own journey that really help real people, reaching out to complete strangers, naming yourself as a grandpa on this site (tells a lot). I am sure your family loves you so much. They are so lucky.

Thank you. You touch my heart and make me miss my own grandfather.
 

brooksea

Legendary member
Joined
Sep 27, 2006
Messages
5,171
Reason
Other
Country
HM
Great news Al!

Glad you didn't have to ruin your weekend thinking about it. Here's to you! :mrgreen:
 

brooksea

Legendary member
Joined
Sep 27, 2006
Messages
5,171
Reason
Other
Country
HM
Troy how long?

Troy,

wondering how long you've had ALS...how long did it take do diagnosed? do you have bulbar onset? are you still walking?
 

CindyM

Moderator emeritus
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Messages
3,543
Reason
Learn about ALS
Country
US
State
New England
City
Anytown
Hey Al - great news. I've been holding my breath for a week! Might celebrate with a glass myself tonight! Cindy
 

Icanmanz

Senior member
Joined
Jul 14, 2007
Messages
947
Reason
PALS
Country
Uni
State
Texas
City
Tomball
Troy, may I ask why you are asking such a question? To me one is just as bad as the other! They are both killer diseases! May God bless you.

Irma
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top