We finally get mom/gramma to the ER, and one day later the oncologist, after some tests, find she has lung cancer, stage 3. We talked about doing a biopsy to confirm, but since one of two masses found, left and right lung area, it's a no go. Reason being, the left side mass is imbedded within mom's aorta they said the c.t. scan has revealed. May go ahead with radiation treatments to only they say "buy mom some extra time, because she has very little time". I am, also the family that knows, at a loss for where to go from here. We can begin with some basics, like finance (paying bills). Question is: going forward, do we need legal advice, because I can see now that dissention, anger, fear, etc. is coming fast as sadness has already. Thank you all for your guiding lights of information also. We'd love some more input upon putting things in context since this position have never made our aquaintance, if you will. Thank you.