My dad had an MRI on 8/19 and his on tumor which is located right on his brain stem appears to be larger OR developed Radiation Necrosis. He was put on steroids for 6wks, 20mg, 16mg, 8mg, and now on 4mg, we re-scanned today and the tumor appears to be stable still. The next step is the Oxygen Hyperbaric Treatments, he is scheduled for 30-45min treatments for the next 30days.
I'm interested to know if any one has had any Oxygen Hyperbaric Treatments done and if it actually helped with their necrosis or noticed any tumor shrinkage?
We're a bit nervous about this, other wise dad is feeling good and works everyday. He is still on his maintenance Chemo (Alimta) and holding up well, just that this one tumor in the brain is still causing him to get some occasional headaches. Thanks for your help & take care, Julia