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Shadows in brain - metasteses

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LaMereDuChat Fri 06-Oct-17 17:05:10

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect? FIL has oesophagal cancer. His tumour (which was pretty huge) was very radiosensitive and after radiotherapy, all but went away. However, it had spread into his lymph modes on both sides. A few days ago he had a dizzy spell and they have now found some shadows in his brain.

He won't talk about it, or what the doctors have said - but we need to think about future care as he lives on his own in the middle of nowhere. Does anyone have experience or advice of how this will progress?

Babyroobs Sat 21-Oct-17 00:47:10

Sorry to hear what you are going through. Has he been offered any Radoiotherapy for the brain metastases? They can be kept in check for a while by radiotherapy and steroids. Over time he may get muddled or confused or more drowsy. Someone will need to assess him regularly. Does he have a macmillan nurse whobyou could speak to to discuss options. His Gp may put a plan in place dependi g on his wishes and preference for care.

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