U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Milford, MA
A 54-year-old female asked about a 51-year-old female:

Friend diagnosis stage 4 inoperable lung and adrenal cancer in march..chemo shrank it some.came back in lymphs, throat.seizure.2 chemos.ct no better.ideas?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Trial vs Hospice: I'm so sorry for you and your friend. The seizure might mean the cancer has spread to the brain. Radiation therapy to the brain can help prevent neurologic symptoms like seizures. But it sounds like this cancer is aggressive. If your friend wants more chemo, look for a clinical trial. Or consider changing the focus of care to treating symptoms and enjoying what life remains. This means hospice.
Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Very advanced: Disease.- what does oncologist say?- with this many problems a hospice evaluation could be ordered by patients physician. This is for comfort care.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Feb 2, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.