Category Archives: Whole Brain Radiation

WBRT – 14 Down, 0 to Go!

Lisa’s whole brain radiation therapy has ended! She had her fourteenth treatment today and you can only imagine how glad she is for it to be over. She no longer has to go into the treatment room with the robotic … Continue reading

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Waiting for Bronchoscopy Results; WBRT Resumed

Yesterday, Tuesday, Lisa had a successful bronchoscopy. They were able to get several samples from her lungs to analyze. The samples were sent out for various tests and we should have the first results back tomorrow. In the meantime, she … Continue reading

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Whole Brain Radiation Treatment – 3 Down, 11 To Go

For the last 3 years, Lisa has been on a chemotherapy regiment that has kept her cancer in check throughout her body. Well, everywhere but her brain. The brain has a marvelous mechanism called that blood brain barrier which keeps … Continue reading

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Hair today…

Six years and six months ago, I cut off all of Lisa’s hair. She wanted me to. She wanted to be the one in control of when she lost her hair. Certain chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss (alopecia). Alopecia is … Continue reading

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