I-Keep-Praying Posted July 28, 2006 Share Posted July 28, 2006 Hello. My mother was diagnosed June 28th after going to ER with horrible headaches. Determined there were 3 tumors in her brain, which had metastised from a tumor they foung in her left lung. She has been weaning down off the decadron now. She started WBR for the 3 tumors 3 weeks ago and finished today. Saw a Medical oncologist yesterday for the lung, said it is not curable, surgery is not an option b/c it has already spread to the brain once, and wants to start chemo carboplatin and taxol(i think that's what it is) next thursday, 1 time a week for 3 weeks. Then check the blood levels and go from there. He stated the averages for survival with stage IV are 6 mos to a year. This just seems to be happening so fast, and with such horrible news. My mom is only 52, and healthy other than this. Nothing else is wrong wit her. Any suggestions? Any survivors? thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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