My 96 year old father had a CT scan which showed a large upper lobe mass, approximately 5.6 cm. He has not had a biopsy but they are fairly certain it is cancer as it almost doubled in size in a month. He first refused a biopsy and said he does not want treatment. He now says he wants a biopsy but still does not want treatment. If he isn't going to have treatment is there a need for the biopsy? His doctor is somewhat concerned about mets to the brain as he has had moments of confusion and double vision. Would a brain MRI be appropriate if he was willing to have radiation? Also, at his age, would treatment be advised in most cases? Thank you.
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:52#1
96 year old father just diagnosed with lung mass - 1261768