Oct 05, 2004 - 8:49 pm
My father was diagnosed with cancer a couple months ago after he broke his arm while moving into his new home. The accident was actually a blessing, as this caused the doctors to find the cancer. Without going into the whole story, I just found out today that my father has what he explained as a "sugar-coating" of the brain. He couldn't talk anymore over the phone (he lives almost six hours away) because the tears were too much for him to speak. I never found out what that meant exactly. He basically said that it's very bad and his mind will start deteriorating rapidly from this point forward. Can anybody shed some light on this for me? I'm assuming that the cancer has spread to his brain, but he told me that there were no tumors in his MRI. I'm taking my siblings up to see him this coming weekend, but would like to have a better idea of what we're dealing with before I go. My three siblings (one sister, two brothers) are all mentally-challenged and this is all hard enough to explain to them even when I do understand what's going on. We're still pretty young, as our ages range from 16-25. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.