rwielatz1 Posted November 6, 2003 Share Posted November 6, 2003 Hi everyone. I am fairly new to this list. My dad was diagnosed about 8 weeks ago with stage IV NSCLC. It has spread to his brain. We are still in shock, but the docs have moved quickly and he is undergoing chemo and daily radiation to the chest. He has also had stereotactic surgery on the brain tumor. They want to start whole brain radiation next week. The doctors told my stepmom that this can cause dementia. Does anyone have any experience with this? My dad was so healthy up until he started having rapid onset of severe memory problems and confusion. They actually diagnosed the brain tumor first and then found the lung cancer. Can you really have quality time left with all of this chemo and radiation ??? It just seems so brutal. They have not given my dad a timeframe and I know that everyone is different, but does anyone know how long he could survive? Thanks, Rita Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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