hi. this is the first posting we have made on here - and hoping to get advice from some of you who are a few steps ahead of my sister...
she was diagnosed as stage iv in april this year after finding a lump in her breast. a month later ct scan showed multiple mets throughout liver. commenced taxatere and herceptin.
after having a 'funny turn' last week, mri scan and was told that she had multiple small brain mets too (11th sept 09).
commences whole brain radiation this friday (too many to gamma knife). we had planned a family holiday in disney paris (short flight from england) as she desperately wants to take her 6 year old son. we would be going 10 days after finishing wbrt. one onc said the tiredness would hit her 2 weeks after treatment, and the other onc suggested 4 weeks after. my sister would be devastated if she never gets to go, but is the timing terrible - or should we just go for it?????
we now are also commencing a battle for lapatinib/tyverb too as not currently licensed in UK, but thats a whole different story....
any advice on when the wbrt tiredness lag really hits would be greatly appreciated