I’m 76 years, old and I was just diagnosed with lung cancer. Obviously I’m upset by this news, but I’m also scared of having my final months ruined by side effects of chemotherapy. I’ve already gotten to see my grandchildren born and traveled extensively after retirement. I’m thinking of just going without treatment so I can enjoy the last of my time with my family. What if I just don’t get it treated? What is the prognosis for lung cancer without treatment?
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