Ven Posted October 5, 2004 Share Posted October 5, 2004 Hi, Just looking for opinions on if more radiation should be encouraged - A brief summary: Patient is 79 years old with NSCLC, diagnosed April 2004. 15 treatments to lung, reduced tumor size. 10 treatments to leg tumor, broke femur about a week later. Bone specialists did surgery on the femur and four days later operated again and reinforced both tibia. 10 more treatments to head, reduced skull met - this was the only lesion in the head area. Now, there are tumors in the spine and left leg. Radiation oncologist is offering more radiation for pain relief. It is painful and difficult to get on and off the table. Pain medication (Oxycontin & Vicodin combination) alleviates pain at this time. Chemo was not successful - currently on Iressa. So, the question again is, should more radiation be encouraged? Thank you for your time. I wish you all courage in the battle. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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