My brother's lung cancer came back
I have written on here before concerning my brother's lung cancer. Last Christmas he had a lobectomy on his right lung. This was non small cell lung cancer.
He eventually went back to work, started having pain again and found out (after x-rays) that he had broken two ribs (ribs had been spread apart during surgery).
Anyway, he kept having pain even after the ribs should have healed. He also could not eat. He has lost 36 lbs.
Finally after going to different doctors, he went back to his regular doctor here in town. She sent him for a ct scan, and it turns out he has a tumor on his spine.
Right now we're not sure where the tumor came from. They seem to think it's a new tumor.. It is on his spine very close to his lung on the same side the lobe was taken out.
Now, my question. They are going to do radiation on this tumor and then chemo-therapy.
I have been reading that there is a type of radiation
that targets the tumor and you can give stronger radiation directly to the tumor without
spreading the radiation to other parts of the body. "A standard radiation treatment can't tell you if there has been organ movement inside patient or if patients are in the exact position they were in when treatment was planned."
I have found this treatment on the internet in one city.I don't know if I can name the treatment on this site.
Does anyone know about this and whether it is better.My friend's sister had a tumor on her brain and they sent her to another city so she could get this done.
I don't know if it is as important on the spine as on the brain or not. She went a long way off to get this done.
Thank you for any help you can give.