Sep 29, 2005 - 8:42 am
My dad had a lung met. tumor removed (rt.temp lobe)surgically on 6/28/05. A recent MRI showed 3 new small lesions: one in the same spot (1.4cm), one a bit above 2mm and one 3mm in back. He decided not to have whole brain (or any yet)radiation after his brain surgery and was getting ready for lung surgery before this happened. Rad. onc. is recommending WBR, followed by gamma-knife on the larger and all 3 lesions if they remain. Wants to radiate lung as well: (4-6wks) starting during 3wk WBR treatment. We've heard different stories about which is best, gamma-knife or linac (cyber-knife, X-knife, Synergy, Novalis).
We would feel best to "knife" both the lung and brain ASAP, then do WBR if it is still recommended. Please share your experiences with us...thanks.