Dec 15, 2004 - 1:51 pm
My step-mom, 46, was diagnosed last week with her 4th cancer. The first, breast cancer, was found and treated successfully in the 90's. Last summer, doctors found endimetrial cancer and radiated sucessfully. December 2003, the cancer was found once again, this time in her lung. After going through months of chemo we thought we were finally "in the clear" but on monday they discovered a tumor on the left frontal lobe of her brain. They started whole brain radiation the next day. My dad has been the one dealing mostly with the doctors so i don't know what questions he's asked, but i'm unclear of survival rates...when we should see changes in her (she has severe memory loss, ability to think clearly, vision issues, and many other things). The tumor is inoperable but from what they've told me (my parents) they are hopeful that "all will be well". Are they being naive?