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My husband was dx Sept 2019 with lung cancer mets to the brain, the tumor was removed and had targeted radiation. Tumor was back by Dec and had 10 radiation treatments to the whole brain. Last treatment was Jan 13, to complicate matter he got a bad case of shingles and still dealing with a great deal of pain. His MRI in April showed some shrinkage of the tumor but he is not recovering as I would expect, in fact he is getting weaker and has lost much of his muscle mass. He is starting PT on Monday which I hope helps build up his strength. Has anyone had this experience? I am worried as yo
I'm writing this from a Florida Hospital radiation clinic waiting room. My daughter is having intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat her meningioma residual left over from surgery 3 months ago. This was her second brain surgery and in between was the birth of my granddaughter. Ironically, our greatest joy was sandwiched between our greatest fear. She'll have at least 30 fractional sessions. I'm here doing grandfather and father stuff, the former fun, the latter hard as nails. There are substantial risks. The tumor residual is lodged around her eye socket and the impa