I have known about it for the past two months. But my mother is 75 years old and she has small cell cancer and that is one of the worse. She has refused chemo treatment and want the cancer run its course. The cancer has already consumed most of her right lung and it has spread to her brain. It is starting to affect her thinking and her right arm and hand is weak. I have learned to accept it and my dad died of cancer 8 years ago. Both of my parents have smoked most of their lives.