My husband is 37 with ALK+NSCLC and was recently treated with whole brain radiation therapy for several brain mets. He developed what the doctor called Jacksonian seizures in his left hand a week after his last treatment. They lasted three days and have improved after resuming decadron. However, he has experienced increasing weakness in his left hand to the point that he drops things and can't use it very well for dressing, etc. To complicate things further, he developed a blood clot in his internal jugular vein and subclavian in the left side the week before the wbr which is still causing swelling and could be playing a role. He is being treated with Lovenox. Are these symptoms likely to improve or be permanent, and is there any way to prevent further decline? Our doctors don't seem to feel much urgency, but we know that issues such as stroke can be time sensitive. Thank you for your input.
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:07#1
Complications following whole brain radiation - 1263445