Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in November of 2013. She has always been a non-smoker. Her cancer is the most common non-smoker cancer in women. It is called small cell cancer. After the initial diagnosis she had a rough winter and early spring as her immune system was compromised and the side effects from chemo were difficult. She remained positive throughout all of this and kept with her normal routines with mah jong, hanging with her friends and traveling. Her medicines changed often and the side effects for some were bothersome. She has been having PET scans every few months and reports from all were postive. Her last one was in May. She has complained of headaches for a few months but CAT scans were normal. On Saturday, May 28th she was fine and spoke with my sister, my daughter and myself. I was scheduled to pick her up for another cat scan on Sunday morning at 10am. When I arrived to pick her up she was very confused and did not recognize me. I took her to the ER and after many different tests she was found to have pnemonia and when she was still confused days later with more testing it was found that cancer had spread to her brain. This page will give you updates as to how she is doing. She has now been in the hospital for 10 days.