It's all about numbers
Attended my oncologist appointment on Thursday and the news was not promising. I was informed my cancer is a Stage 4 NSCLC - which is not great. I start chemo on the 28th June which will go for 4 mths and then they will review to see if it has had any impact.
Once the news was shared I decided to research about this - WOW not much good news out there. I did this because I needed to realistic and prepared for what is to come. I needed to get myself in a place where I could face this news..
One site states:
Prognosis With Stage 4 (Metastatic) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The overall 5-year survival rate for stage 4 lung cancer is sadly less than 10%. The median survival time (time at which 50% of patients are alive and 50% have passed away) is about 8 months.
Well to those numbers I say I am 110% committed to fighting this cancer and I am 99% sure that if anyone can beat this it will be me. Some may say this is delusional unrealistic thinking but I say thinking like this is positive and will get me far in this battle.