Posted by Lisa
on October 29, 2000 at 22:05:24:
In Reply to: Re: Effects of Radiation? posted by Blake on October 29, 2000 at 20:07:51:
: : Hello. My mother recently had a metastastic (sp?) brain tumor removed. She's been surviving lung cancer for just over a year now. She's got to have light doses of radiation now. Could anyone share with me what kind of side effects she might experience? Thanks!
: Amy, if the radiation is to the head and neck, as I am having, expect dry mouth, swollen vocal chords, no taste, sore throat and fatigue.
Amy- What type of lung cancer did your mom have-small cell or non-small cell? I was curious because my mother was diagnosed with small cell in July and is currently taking chemo and radiation. The doctors are suggesting PCI at the end of her treatments because they say that women have a high chance of the cancer spreading to the brain. She is not sure whether or not to take these extra radiation treatments. What type of treatments did your mom have for her lung cancer?I wish her the best of luck!