I figured with all that is going on, but not to derail from those who have dedicated threads because, they are also important as they are personal, I see this thread as a general "I don't have cancer, but someone I know has it" catch all.
For me, it's my father. He went into the Hospital in July with pneumonia and has yet to leave due to a roller coaster of ailments following.
Most recently is his lungs. We found out on Wednesday that he is positive for lung cancer.
Due to his age (79) and his frail frame it is inoperable. It does not seem to be advancing very quickly as all of his ailments are not symptomatic of cancer except for his weight loss.
He is a hardy man though having survived 8 years after having his throat exchanged for a part of his colon due to throat cancer. Apparently he was very lucky to survive that one.
Anyways, Now we wait till next week to hear from the oncologists as to his treatment. They wont do Chemo as it's too hard on his body but may be able to do radiation (or is it the other way?) Other than that there is also the extended care issue as he was living at home in a 3 level house. This is now going to be impossible due to his loss of use of his legs (another issue involving blood clots).
Fingers crossed that this all comes out OK and that they are albe to treat the symptoms as they appear. The doctor was confident that they would be able to but gave no prognosis of how long it would go on.