• Any one had mets to brain from non small cell adenocarcenoma lung cancer

    Asked by MarcM on Monday, January 7, 2013

    Any one had mets to brain from non small cell adenocarcenoma lung cancer

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    • LuvinSis' Avatar

      My sister has that currently, she had one small spot on the brain and whatever chemo she was on wasn't working well enough so two additional spots appeared. They changed the chemo drugs and added 10 consecutive days of brain radiation. B

      almost 4 years ago
    • azcat60's Avatar

      MarcM....yes my sister is right. I have lung cancer which has mets to the brain. I had one small spot we found a couple of months ago. Follow up test shows it has grown just a little and two new small spots. The brain does not allow chemo to go in to the brain though it will allow the cancer. Funny thing that brain! :-)

      So radiation is the only way to go. Now this is from my doc whom I trust so anyone else has conflicting info please share as isn't what the site is about?

      Just wanted to clarify it isn't because the chemo wasn't working the way he wanted that I got two new spots on my brain as chemo does not go to the brain. So yes I have radiation on the brain coming up as we try a new chemo drug for the lungs and lymph nodes.

      Was there a question in there or just looking for someone with similar experience?

      Take care and stay strong!

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      I have read that Mets to the brain are one of the easiest and most successful spots to treat metastisis. The Radiation treatments can really kill the cancer regarless of how many mets there are. The treatment is painless with few side effects.

      almost 4 years ago
    • MarcM's Avatar

      I decided on gamma knife radio surgery, had the procedure, and feel fine. It will be 8 weeks before we know how successful it was.

      almost 4 years ago

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