Feb 03, 2014 - 10:17 pm
hello I am from the head and neck cancer group. I was told today that I have two areas in left side of my brain according to a CT scan that are highly suspicious to be cancer.
I am a year and a half survivor of tongue cancer.
We are now facing PET scan and MRI this week. I have anxiety disorder with panic attacks so this is very difficult. Although I have been doing much better lately.
This whole idea more cancer is very scary.
Any feedback on surviving this would be very much appreciated.
After the scans we meet and decide what's next... possibly biopsy. Oncologist is concerned with spread to bones because of lower back pain. Which we thought was caused by some other things.
I know we need more information but this is a scary point right now.
I'm wondering how hard radiation therapy and chemo (if necessary) ifor brain cancer is?
It was horrible for my tongue cancer and lymph node treatment... Especially the weeks after radiation ended. Mostly the burns inside, I think. And fatigue.
I am hoping that since I made it through past treatment, I CAN DO this. I couldn't eat and was in horrible pain in my mouth and throat last time.
I have no intention of giving up, just don't know how I'm going to get through the steps I need to go through. Yes, I remember ... One day at a time.