My father had lung cancer suspected 3 weeks ago from a radiograph, and things have moved quickly to confirm the suspicion. An adenocarcinoma has been confirmed at bronchoscopy/biopsy, but unfortuately a CT scan has shown 2rys throughout both lungs, but more worryingly in his brain. The oncologist is also suspicious of a couple of area in Dad's spine - due MRI next week & if confirmed will irradiate these areas.
The oncologist has suggested WBR to try to control the 2ry's in Dad's brain as Dad is still quite well - suffers from fatigue but able to look after himself.
Dad has been started on dexamethasone & morphine, and the pain in his back is under better control now
Dad has never smoked so hoping may be an EGFR mutation thing going on as Iressa has already been talked about.
Dad is 78, but a fit one (or so we all thought till 3 weeks ago)
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations to WBR or not?