Metastatic lung cancer

My Gran is 89 fit and loads of energy until now, 6 weeks ago we were told it’s spread from lung to other lung, kidney, pelvis and her liver is pickled. She’s under a palliative nurse now. She has gone down hill the last week. No energy, eating showering getting dressed are a big effort, she’s sleeping more.

I guess what I want to know is, how long roughly do we have with her? 

Thank you

  • Hello Kimbo, and thank you for posting.

    I am sorry to hear what you are going through with your gran, she sounds incredibly poorly now and every day with her will be precious. It is difficult to give a prognosis (how long she has left) but she will likely continue to deteriorate at the rate you have already seen. Do speak to the palliative care team involved as they will be able to give you a better idea of all this as they are part of her care team and see her regularly.

    We have a page on our website that will be upsetting to read but may have answers to other questions you have at this time.

    Take care Kimbo and if you find it helpful to talk things through with one of the nurses on our helpline the number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040. The lines are open from 9 am till 5 pm, Monday to Friday.