I found this site by using google there was a discussion here on this topic but its been closed. I loss my father more then two years ago of lung cancer. Some of the things I have learned really confused me. Like the actual lung cancer was a tumor that was outside the lung I had always thought it was inside the lungs my father was a smoker and died at the young age of 63, his elder sister also died of lung cancer at the age of 59. The one thing that bothers till this very day is that his oncologyst warned about the blood well my father made it from his couch to his front porch 20 feet and he was gone. He was throwing up blood in massive amounts that filled a 20 gallon bucket by the time he made it to his lawn chair on the porch my father was gone. Its been more then two years and I still think of what he must have been thinking when all that happened. His Oncologyst I feel should have been more honest & tell their patients and those family members the warnings. I personally think that the radation treatment my father had gotten he was burned bad so bad they had to put a shunt into his bronchular tube cause the treatments burnt a hole. But that night is still a mysterey to me & I wish to learn what happened with my father I know it had to have been something major like an artery cause he was gone with in seconds.