Any advice from one who has been through this? I know there are many who are dealing with difficult issues and the Christmas Holidays can magnify things when the going gets tough. I have a sister who was diagnosed with lung cancer last April. Well, she was very brave and faced all of the chemo and radiation and pain with courage and dignity. In September we found out that the cancer had spread to her brain. It's been painful to watch this once brilliant and feisty woman, (who was a wonderful and caring nurse)dwindle to a patient in a care facility who, on most days, does not recognize her family. My Dad (who is 87) cries and asks "Why couldn't this be me instead?" It will be a hard Christmas for my family this year. I know there are many others, facing similar difficulties. Any advice?