My mom was diagnosed two weeks ago, stage IV nsclc with 4 brain mets. We were told they will do radiation with "palliative" intent....not "curative". So does this mean there is no hope of making past a year? I had hopes that maybe she could "live with cancer" for a few years but after further reading the info given to her by the docs, they are only treating her with "palliative" intent...not "curative". Any clarification or any one else who has been given this prognosis, I would appreciate your feedback. She is /was healthy as a horse...70 and very active...seemed in the prime of her life. After 2 weeks brain radiation she is almost unrecognizable. I have not seen "my mom" since this nightmare started.