Jan 07, 2012 - 2:45 pm
Hello everyone. I’m new to this site and apologize if I’m posting on the wrong message board. Here’s why I chose this board. My mother is 65 and being treated for small cell bladder cancer which is really rare. I read where prophylactic brain radiation is mostly associated with small cell lung cancer – which I’m assuming is also rare. Anyway, she’s really hesitant to have the brain radiation because she’s afraid of the possibility of memory loss and she’s afraid “I won’t be me anymore”.
Has anyone had this done around age 65 – or known anyone who has – and did you (or they) have issues with memory loss or “not being themselves” afterward?
I really appreciate all your help! Thank you!