I'm very sorry to hear what you guys are going through.
The best questions to ask about tumors to the brain are:
where are they located?
what type of emotional/behavioral side effects can I expect?
Are seizures a concern? and if so, will anything be done to prevent?
Is lazer surgery an option?
And with radiation/surgery what is the chance of recurrence?
My father passed away from Small Cell Lung Cancer almost 2 years ago. Unfortunately when he was diagnosed, he already had several tumors in different areas of his brain, so the new procedure of lazer surgery was not an option for him.
He did chemo and then went through whole brain radiation - chemo cannot penetrate a protective barrier that our body has in our head...He tolerated both pretty well...but he did have side effects of the brain tumors.
The most common being seizures..which were controlled by steroids
and the changes in his personality. Some of these were dealing with cancer at the time, it takes a lot of strength and is very trying to do...but some such as him getting angry more often were due to the location of his tumors. Also he lost some of his ability moving around as good as he once did.
There are constantly new innovations in the medicine field...so I'm not trying to give a dyer picture of the situation...only what you MAY be up against. Each person's cancer is an entirely different scenario then another...so what my father went through may not be what your hubby will experience...but what helped me the most when I was caring for my father during his battle was to research everything and anything...so if something did come up I was prepared and ready to tackle it...and we did both good and bad
Best of luck for you guys~