Last month, nausea and headache brought my mom into the ER where she was eventually diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She complete her ten rounds of WBR about a week and a half ago. Has been taking decadron with some issues tapering down. About a week into WBR she started losing her hair and it's been coming out more and more each day. She is on Iressa right now. I find that I am constantly bracing myself for the fatigue, short term memory loss, and other possible short term effects to hit her. When do these side effect usually start to happen, when do you peak, and when do they go away? Any anecdotes from patients who have been through this would be greatly appreciated.
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 14:34#1
Whe do whole brain radiation (WBR) side effects kick in? - 1289793