Greetings to one of the greatest group of people in the world.
My husband has Stage IV Lung Cancer, and we discovered today he has mets to the brain. He's been on Tarceva for 10 months with success. He is EGFR positive. His mets before this have only been to the spine.
I e-mailed the onc this morning about my husband's intermittent, strange behavior. He got my huband in for a brain MRI along with his CT scan today. He called us a couple of hours later and said that Bob (my husband) has six small mets scattered around his brain. (it may be nine--that's what the radiologist said)
He said this was a bad sign. That we would have to discuss a lot of issues on Monday. Needless to say, I came to Inspire.
I'll take any info on all of this, but there are three things I'd like to know for sure:
1. Is the Tarceva BBB resistant? Is that why these mets have gone to the brain? Onc said that his CT scan was good again--more reduction.
2. Will Gamma Knife surgery work for this many mets?
3. Bob is 76 years old. If his onc says he needs to do WBR, will it damage his brain functions to a great degree?
Given how well he has been doing on Tarceva, this has been a devastating development.
I would appreciate prayers and help. I don't know what I would do without Inspire.
Thank you all.