Sep 11, 2013 - 8:16 am
Wife had second surgery to remove small superficial tumor last month on brain and now Dr's are suggesting whole brain radiaition (WBR) to eliminate any small cells that could remain. Her first surgery was in the same place last August and followed up with Gamma Knife last September. Looking for some help with anyone who had WBR and concerned potential side effects.
Background: 49 year old female.
* All started 3 years ago with surprise colon cancer detection after going in for diverticulitis surgery. After resection, cancer returned to same area after chemo and radiation of abdomen one year later. Now seeing small tumors in lung and kidney and been on chemo (Avastin) to control for past six months. Last August treated and removal of small brain lesion with new small leasion just removed again last month.
Because of size of cavity old and new another gamma knife is a concern.
Any help would be appreciated.