Jan 22, 2012 - 3:21 pm
Well, since my last post before the Holidays my mom had her scans done and were awaiting the results. We got them back and of course didn't like what they showed. Her lung cancer is still stable at the same growth/mass as it has been which is good. No further spreading within the lower body (neck down) again great news.
Now for the bad news in 2008 when my mom was diagnosed she had 2 tumors in the brain area and they did a complete radiation to that area. And afterwards scans showed they were gone several months down the road. Well, the new. Scans showed new growth to the brain in another location. The onocoligist said since she has already had the full head radiation she can never have it to that area again. So, he has offered her 1 of 2 things.... Stereotactic Radiosurgery or surgery. He stated the out come for both are equally the same proven by research. My mom and I have discussed this and are going with Stereotactic Radiosurgery which is scheduled for tomarrow morning. He did say if this doesn't work our only other choice is the surgery which he can't guarantee to get it all because of the location. The side effects to this range from minor to sever but, stated the %'s are pretty low.
Has anyone else gone trough this? If so can you maybe shed more light on this for me as far as long term? A friend of mine at work her son has had this done several times now and has not been successfull of him so far. But, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and my mom with lung cancer with mets. I'm not sure if that really matters just looking for help for my mom. To be honest I'm taking all this harder than her, she has lost some memory and when at the dr's she doesn't seem she comprehens what is even being said most times.
Prayers to All of you!