Guest lightworker Posted November 28, 2003 Share Posted November 28, 2003 Hello everyone, my name is Ellen and I am a cancer survivor of ocular melanoma since 1984 and still fighing. But his isn't about me, it's about my sister who was diagnosed with non-small cell in August of 2002. As a precausionary measure, she was given whole brain radiation and went through chemo and radiaiton to the chest. Now, after having some neurological problems on her right side, they did an mri and found 8 tumors in her brain. We are all devastated and I am angry that no follow up mris were done since she was first diagnosed last year. They are going to do whole brain radiation again and then possibly gamma knife or stereotactic radio surgery. My sister is the kind of person who never questions her doctor and I feel that she should find another onocolgist but I fear that it is too late for her. The radiologist seemed optomistic but from what I have read, she may not have much longer to live. I know the doctors gave me 6 months to live about 5 years ago but I am much more of a fighter than my sister seems to be. She is 57 and has always been a very heavy smoker and I think she feels like she deserves this. Can anyone give me any advice or is there anyone on this list that lives in the Atlanta, GA area that knows of a good onocologist I can suggest to her. Thanks in advance. Ellen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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