Wife has Adenocarcinoma of Lungs with Mets to Bone Spine Liver as of Nov 14. Never smoked. Doctor used Carboplatin Paclitaxel and Avastin as her treatment plain schedule every 3 weeks. First treatment received all 3 drugs. Second treatment did not receive Avastin due to blood count issues but did receive the other two.
Was scheduled for her 3rd treatment but had 3 small Ischemic Strokes before the treatment. Was admitted to hospital had additional testing done MRA , consult with Neurology doctor trying to determine what caused the strokes. The strokes did affect her walk and her gripe and a little eyesight. But she was still capable of doing all three . The next day her physician came in and out of the blue told her they could no longer do treatment on her and they were going to turn her over to Hospice. I was not there at the time so I called and and spoke with the doctor. He said he felt that the chemo would be too harsh on her to continue given her weak condition. I asked if he knew what caused the strokes and he said he did not. He did say if she got stronger she could come back and he would see if she could be restarted on treatment.
If you could shed any light on the questions I have
1. Any ideas on what could have caused the strokes?
2. Are the strokes and the Avastin more than likely the reason treatment was stopped?
3. Treatment vs Non Treatment.. Any idea how much more time the treatment may have given her vs the 6 month they say she might live
4. Any other treatment you may know that could be tried
Thanks for any help
So Scared and confused