My father age 62 was diagnosed with squamus cell lung cancer in July of 2011. He underwent radiation and chemo in the summer of 2011. In January of 2011 we learned the cancer spread. In March we learned it was an isolated tumor in his cerebellum. He had a craniotomy which removed the tumor and then underwent WBRT (10 sessions) which ended May 27, 2012. His steroids were discontinued in early June. About a week later extreme fatigure set in, abdominal pain, severe altered taste, severe nausea. He is not able to tolerate any food and barely holds down what I force on him. He is coughing alot and is not sleeping well. In addition he began urinating blood. We are seeing an urologist on Monday, but I am very concerned about the other problems. Are these normal for what he has been through and can we expect them to resolve. I am worried that these are unrelated problems, though his pet scan in the end of March was clean sans the brain mets and his tumor markers were normal in May.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 17:33#1
squamous cell, brain met after chemo and radiation - 1245633