Hi. I'm new to this forum, my 74yo mother was dx approx. 2mo. Ago with both nsclc and the dissected inoperable AAA. We are struggling with what to do next. The aneurysm is inoperable due to siZe and dissection.
As for the lung cancer, our oncologist would like to do chemo and radiation.
We would like to know the risk of radiation on the aneurysm, they want to include radiation on lump nodes, which is close to aneurysm. It is their protocol to avoid this area but the radiologist wants to "try". We want to avoid unnecessary Appts. Due to costs. It seems like they should just tell us radiation is not an option.right?
With he lung cancer we ar struggling to determine quantity vs. quality. We believe the aneurysm is and should be our priority but the oncologist wants her to "try" chemo . She said my mom can stop at anytime. And that they can control all of the side effects so not to worry. We are very worried about the side effects as our cardiologist has been very strict about medical mgmt. reduction of stress, the side effects ar very scary becuSe of the physical stress from vomiting , exhaustion, etc. they have also not given any timeframes if no treatment .
Any suggestions. Not sure what to do next. Heart or cancer which is primary concern to provide best quality vs. quantity. Any help understanding the aneurysm effects from radiation and chemo