Originally Posted by stevoramabama
A family member was diagnosed with two secondary tumours in the brain. ( The primary being in the lungs) The doctor has recommended general radiation for the brain tumours Does anyone have any experiences they could share, in terms of reaction to the radiation and its general success.
there was a time not that long ago when radiation was the only option there was for brain cancers. i have had GBM IV for the last 1-1/2 years. i had surgery then did 7 weeks of general radiation. i am on some pretty potent chemotherapy right now, but before now i would often say the radiation was the worst part of the experience for me. it left me absolutely exhausted and completely fried the inside of my mouth. there were days where i could barely walk from my car to the front door of my house without becoming winded.
that being said, i'm sure you family member's doctor knows the particulars of their situation well enough to recommend what is in the best interest of the patient. cancer treatments are not cakewalks; but they beat the alternative.