May 17, 2004 - 4:59 pm
My dad might have terminal progression of his brain cancer. The tumor was removed from the right frontal lobe. If his new chemo doesn't work he might be gone in a few weeks. I've looked up lots of images of the functions in different regions of the brain. What exactly would be the critical failure to cause his death? My impression is that the cancer would have to reach the brain stem to shut down other organs, and I guess I don't understand how that could happen (considering the primary region) in a few weeks. Anyone have any ideas?