Re: Brain mets or TIA?
Dear Nan, my opinion is in no way a medical one and my family is new to brain mets since we just found out my father's nsclc has metastasized last week. but your post just struck me because of what the docs told my father. they way we found out he had a brain tumor was that last week, he had a seizure. when they ran mri's and brain scan in the ER, they detected the tumor. they explained that the tumor caused the seizure because it is pressed up against a section of the brain that controls movement. the doc explained that brain tumors cause no pain usually in themselves but manifest themselves through various things in the body depending on what part of the brain they are in -ie some tumors with cause seizures, some can impair speech, cause confusion etc, all depending where they are in the brain. so just based on what the doctor explained my dad, i would guess that yes your mother's symptoms could be a sign of a possible brain tumor. as far as whether it would be more constant or sporadic, again i do not know, but i would guess logically that perhaps it could start out as sporadic at first? and since seizures like my dad had are not a constant thing, maybe speech impairment does not necessarily manifest itself constantly either? again, i am just using logic here, i would definitely let her doctors know asap, because even if they have ruled out chemo/radio, they can still let you know what is going on for sure and help you understand what to expect next in order to best care for your mom. all my best to you, i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! -a
Last edited by alexandraB; 05-11-2005 at 02:24 PM.