• Lung Cancer non small cell, now lesions in brain

    Asked by margie1 on Monday, June 10, 2013

    Lung Cancer non small cell, now lesions in brain

    My sister was diagnosed with lung cancer non small cell in April 2012, resection rt lung, radiation and chemo. Was told cancer gone, now has 5 brain lesions, starts radiation today x 13. What should I expect, even more what is expected of me?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hugs and healing vibes to both of you. Just be there for her, and take care of yourself. Find out if she would like you to take her to her sessions, if she needs meals, etc. You may want to field phone calls and notify friends and relatives, if that is what your sister would like.

      Best of Luck to both of you.

      over 3 years ago
    • GrammaLeslie's Avatar

      Like SueRae said, be there for her and ask if she would like some help. I went through 17 brain radiations and needed more help with that than my chest radiation therapy. I needed more sleep and quiet time during these daily sessions, they wiped me out. Every person is different but I am sure your sister will need some help. God bless you both, Leslie

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Know this..Many many people have lived a very long time after brain mets from LC. They got zapped and never came back. So hold on and have hope. The process is said to be painless but can cause fatigue so be aware of that.

      I am not sure who told her the 'Cancer was gone" what should have been said is "in remission". This is why there is a 9 year waiting period after initial Dx of LC to be considered cancer free.

      over 3 years ago

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