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My husband had tumor removed from foot (nscl). He received radiation on foot and brain and chemo last MRI showed suspected reoccurrence what options?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Recurrence in brain

This is not a very good scenario with recurrence in brain after radiation already given to brain.
May consult radiation oncologist again to see if more radiation is possible or else better to start focusing on palliative measures like hospice care.

In brief: Recurrence in brain

This is not a very good scenario with recurrence in brain after radiation already given to brain.
May consult radiation oncologist again to see if more radiation is possible or else better to start focusing on palliative measures like hospice care.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Where at?

Where is the suspected reoccurence? Is it in the brain? Or somewhere else?If confirmed, chemotherapy would likely be the case .
Nsclc is a very general term. There are different types of lung cancer under the umbrella of nsclc. Nowadays, treatment is personalized and would depend on the molecular profiling of the cancer. You need to make sure that you know about this. Discuss w/ oncologist.

In brief: Where at?

Where is the suspected reoccurence? Is it in the brain? Or somewhere else?If confirmed, chemotherapy would likely be the case .
Nsclc is a very general term. There are different types of lung cancer under the umbrella of nsclc. Nowadays, treatment is personalized and would depend on the molecular profiling of the cancer. You need to make sure that you know about this. Discuss w/ oncologist.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
I'll underscore that ALL treatment from here on is to improve symptoms and quality of life. There is not a prosepct of cure. Local (forms of radiotherapy) and systemic (chemo-, bio- and molecular) need to have more benefit than adverse effects, and the cost needs to be worth what you might get.
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