KerryToo Posted June 26, 2003 Share Posted June 26, 2003 My MIL has been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma. I’m not certain of the stage, because the diagnosis seems to drag on and on with an HMO. She is awaiting her bone scan results, but has started chemo with Taxol/Carbo combination. They also intend to begin radiation tx at the same time – but this has not started yet. I have way too much experience with NSCLC, but have a new issue that I haven’t dealt with in the past with either my Dad’s or my Mom’s NSCLC experience. My MIL has had a Cat Scan that showed “something” on her head – not in her brain – but in her bones, her skull. She has severe head pain that they are treating with morphine. Is this possibly metastasis to the bones? She is forming a bump on the surface of the crown of her skull, and now says that a second, smaller one is forming. Is this where Gamma Knife radiation comes in? Or is that brain mets related? I don’t know anything about this kind of symptom and wonder what it is and what the tx will be. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks! KerryToo P.S. Living on both sides of the NSCLC world – My Mom is in remission (joy! joy!), but my Mother In Law is just starting this battle. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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