Oct 26, 2010 - 1:13 pm
A friend of mine was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma in the lungs 2 years ago. He underwent aggressive chemotherapy and ended up having surgery last spring. A couple of weeks ago, he was pronounced cancer free. A week ago, he was seeming confused and complaining of headaches. Docs did a brain scan and he has 4 lesions on his brain. They will not do surgery, as one of the lesions is so deep, too dangerous to remove, not worth putting him through the pain of surgery for the other lesions. They are doing radiation for him, even though they say the tumors are not responsive to radiation. I am wondering why they are doing the radiation if this is so? Has anyone heard of this type of cancer on the brain? What will happen after this 10-day round of radiation? Will he leave the hospital? Any insight would be appreciated.