Advice and explanation please.
My wife 56 was diagnosed in march having shown almost no symptoms. The doctors have not been very forthcoming with detail, and I have not been keen to ask too many questions as all meetings, my wife has been present. She is not keen to talk about her illness and has insisted no one outside of us and our two sons should be told. I find this quite difficult, but as its her choice I must go along. I only found out a couple of days ago while reading a discharge letter that her cancer was classified as T4bN2M0 could someone please clarify, does T4b refer only to the size of the tumour or do other factors apply? Also I understand the N means lymph nodes affected but what else?
I guess I am trying to assess in my own mind the extent of her cancer.
Also she was diagnosed with SLE LUPUS at 40 which has been well controlled in recent years. Does anyone know whether the Lupus will have a bearing on her journey?
I hope these are not stupid questions, thanks in advance.