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A brain CT scan was done yesterday and found that my dad has the brain mets. My dad will have the Brain MRI tonight for more precise information on his mets. Oncologist said it shows that my dad did not response well with radiation because he has mets even received PCI treatment. So radiation may not be the good treatment and whether there is surgery for the mets, it all depends on the number of tumor as well as the location. Brain surgeon will come to follow-up my dad tomorrow after the MRI report releases.

Do you know what treatment could be considered for my Dad case? Is there any chemo drugs for brain tumor?

I will be very appreciate some contributions on this issue. Thank you.

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Guest Karen C

Berisa, I am heartbroken to hear of your Dad's brain mets. I thought he was doing so well! Unfortunately we know nothing of what he should do next, but he is in good hands with you as his daughter, you work so hard to stay informed about lung cancer, I know you'll find the best treatment for him!

God Bless you and your family,

Karen C.

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Possibly your dad can have RFA (radio frequency ablivation) or Gamma Knife for the brain mets. A lot of people on here have had one or the other. My husband had whole head radiation and it has worked so far. Should they come back, the onc said RFA would be considered. So far so good.....

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Berisa-

I was so sorry to see your post of "bad news" and then to read of the brain mets for your dad. I am not knowledgeable about your options, but want you to know how much I admire your devotion to your dad and your advocay for him. Praying that the doctors will have a good plan in place soon.

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Berisa, I am sorry to hear about your dads next challenge. Have you asked about Gamma Knife?

It is a high frequency radiation that pinpoints the tumor(s), leaving unaffected/healthy brain tissue untouched. My dad had it in January, and it was wonderful-one session (a long day) and the mets were killed and then reabsorbed by the body at the same rate as they orig. grew.

If you would like a bit more information, you can message me, I have posted about it before-a detailed post under one of the orig. General forums that has been archived. The post was in reply by an orig. post made by Alyse.

Take care, and keep us posted about your dad-you are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb

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The MRI report indicates my dad has 3 lesions, these 3 lesions are sticking together, in total measurement, the size is about 4cm. Oncologist referred my dad's case to neuro-surgeon that the surgeon doctor said he will do the surgery to take these off. The date of surgeon is not yet confirmed but most likely will be next week because he said it only can be done while the fluid in the brain gone. I know surgery is a more aggressive approach and I am very happy with that treatment plan.

Thank you so much for all your prayers. I see God's mercy on my dad and prayers are answered. Originally in government hospital, patient could not select specific doctor. For the brain surgery for my dad, which doctor do the job we have no right to choose. But, on Monday, we incidentally met that neuro-sugeron doctor who had do the surgery for my mom 3 years ago, his reputation is high in that hospital. My mom talked to him and he is willing to handle my dad case in person and he will do the surgery for my dad. Mom and Dad trust him and have confidence in him. My Dad feels very comfortable of this and he trusts him.

one more good news is, from the latest chest x-ray, the shadow becomes smaller that it proves that this shadow is most likely the Radiation Pneumonitis (from my perception only) because my dad took the Prednisone treatment. That means the shadow response with the Prednisone. But my dad has another pain under the ribs at the right side, he regards it as muscle pain, but i have a bit worry this is a symptom of liver mets. We will not figure this out at this moment. We may arrange him to have PET/CT scan later after surgery.

Thank you so much for your prayers and God listens. Thank God for let me meet you all here. This website is very useful. Thank you. :)

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Berisa, I am glad that your mom and dad have such good feelings about this doctor, it is so important to feel that you are in capable hands. Let us know how things go and tell you dad there are alot of prayers being said on his behalf. Keep us posted, take care, Deb

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Dad today has the eye test and will do further eye test at eye specialist center next Monday. I don't know why my dad should have these kind of tests. Do you know why? My dad said, this may be for checking whether the nerve is pressing his eyes......but what is the relationship between eye-check and craniotomy????

The date of surgeon is not yet confirmed until this moment. I can't wait anymore. I really hope the surgery will be done ASAP. I am afraid the tumors are growing and spreading to other organs...I am just afraid.

Sorry for I have too many questions and I think this is the best place I could seek answer from all of you. Sorry for too many questions.

Today, I contacted the hospital chapel and request them pay visits to my Dad. I pray for my Dad could have a soft heart to listen the gospel, could know Jesus, could believe in HIM, could hand himself to HIM, and be baptised. Please pray for my Dad. Thank you.

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