My mom was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast cancer 2 years ago. She has been fighting ever since. However 6 months ago, they found out that the cancer had spread to her bones and on her liver (not in her liver). Last week she was approved for a triple negative breast cancer clinical trial which would have been a great thing. One of the requirements for this study was a brain scan. They did the scan last week and found three tumors. They immediately put her on a steriod and started radiation treatments literally the next day. My question is does radiation really work on brain tumors? Does it really help with the pain?
The doctors have put her in hospice, I know she will die but I have no idea around what time. The doctors said that if they didn't find the tumors on her brain, she would've have died by Chrismas. Now that we have found them and started doing treatments, does she have a shot at living a long time and maintaining the cancer?
She is 61 years old.