• Worried

    Asked by Blackmama on Wednesday, June 12, 2013


    Hi to all,
    Well, today I went and had a MRI of my brain at the request of my oncologist. He told me he wanted to make sure the cancer has not spread to my brain. Lord, I am VERY worried. I sure hope it has NOT spread up that way. I probably won't sleep a wink tonight! If it has spread, I guess I am doomed! Blackmama

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • Cindy's Avatar

      My prayers are with you.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Actually, brain mets clear up very fast with radiation so I wouldn't be so quick to assume it is fatal. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • GrammaLeslie's Avatar

      Thoughts and prayers coming your way! I went through the MRI on my brain 3 times and had the same anxiety, hang in there and I will pray for good results.

      over 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      Thoughts and prayers coming your way, I will be thinking of you best of luck ((((hugs))))

      over 4 years ago
    • EllasDaddy's Avatar

      You are not doomed! Worry is the root of despair. I was told that after my first rounds of chemo that they wanted to do PCI radiation to my brain even though no ever showed up in any scans. There is supposed to be a laugh there. Anyways the radiation was low dose and it was meant to kill anything they couldn't see. Kind of a preemptive strike. Yes I was worried but I knew that it was better to do it then instead of later. Even if they find something you are not doomed it's just another bump in your cancer battle. You WILL overcome but you have to stay positive. You may think that its just words but we each have had bumps, doubts and points where we want to give up. Set your mind to FIGHT and you will win.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I believe in most cases like yours that is standard to make sure they know where your cancer is and to eliminate the possibility that it is in the brain. My Mother had lung cancer and that was done to her to make sure.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hugs and prayers.

      over 4 years ago
    • Journey's Avatar

      Hi Blackmama,
      Waiting for the results is usually the worst part of any of these tests, but stay positive and try your best to relax. It is not unusual to have the MRI of the brain to make sure cancer is not there. It is a good thing that they are checking. You have a good team of doctors. Soon you will get your results and treatment will begin. Hang in there!

      over 4 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Blackmama, please hang in there. I know it is very hard not to worry. The whole waiting thing is terrible. But you can do this - really. Thinking of you and sending good energy and hugs your way. Please let us know how it goes.

      over 4 years ago

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