Newbie here so forgive me, was diagnosed Aug 19 2011 with brain tumor, met from lung. Stage VI adenacarcinoma, met to precardial lymph. Craniotomy for brain, cyber knife radiation 6 weeks later. Last scan of brain, jan. 30 clear, started 4 cycles cisp/avastin/alimta in early Oct. PET scan after 3 rounds showed complete remission. Oh I forgot to mention they cannot find primary. My Doc. talked to tumor board and put me on 4 more cycles avastin/alimta then wants to possibly do 7 weeks radiation to lymph area. My question, will all that radiation promote more tumor growth? Also, the doc who read the PET which showed remission, thought I had the lymph "resectioned" as it was not visible. Will the radiation burn a hole in my chest and why do you suppose they want to radiate there? Sorry for the misspellings also.
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 16:45#1
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