My husband who is a non smoker/never smoked a day in his life was diagnosed Aug 10th 2009 with stage 111b adenocarcinoma lung cancer, but on tuesday Aug 11th 2009 after the MRI to rule out the brain, we were called and the resluts showed one lession in the brain. We went last wednesday to the radiation Dr and Matt started radiation the very next morning, his second treament was then again on Friday and start over again on Monday morning. He will go a total of 10 visits. "Treat the brain before you can treat the lungs".. How scary is that. The Dr's Keep telling him. My golly the only symptom my husband Matt even has is a cough. Are they sure?... I am very afraid, he's only 42 and he's my hole world, my betterhalf, my lover, my friend and I dont know how to help him. He's got a mass in his upper right lobe, 6.5 by 5.8 and smaller masses in the lower right lobe as well. He has lymph nodes that are inlarged around his esophagus. This is all happening so fast. Riverside Hosptial (Columbus Ohio), is where he is choosing to go. Everyone there has been so helpful, my family and friends are also being very helpful. My question to everyone is what kind of assistance is available financially? Matt works 122 miles round trip away and all though he wants to continue to work, the cost of drivng back and forth not only in money but in health may not be worth it in the long run. I'm a nurse (LPN), with decent income and decent insurance, not to many avenues have been given to us for copay assistance or out of pocket expence's. The Hospotal wants to go by my last 3 months income to qualify. three months ago we didn't have this problem we have no money saved for a rainy day and we live paycheck to paycheck as most the rest of the country does. HELP where do we go, who do we call. Are there any programs available out there nationwide? I found this site by accident and now I after reading alot of journal entries I have a little more hope. Thank you to all of you who have shared your experiences on line its very nice to know he's not the only one out there afraid and going through the same kind of misfortunes.