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Are theze symptoms of mets to the brain?

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Have had sclc since Nov 2012. Did 6 mos chemo no PCI yet. Last scans showed no mets to brain and mets to liver gone & functioning 100%. Been working since Feb. Last week I started feeling nausea and light headed when upright. Are theze symptoms of mets to the brain?

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replied June 25th, 2013
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The exact cause cannot be determined without a physical examination and a proper personal consultation with a doctor.

Chances of them being due to metastatic deposits in the brain would be less likely. Symptoms due to brain tumors or secondary deposits within the brain (due to other primary cancers elsewhere in the body) - can include - headaches, persisting vomiting, personality and or mood changes, seizures, problems associated with speech, vision or hearing, etc.

The symptoms of nausea, lightheadedness, etc what you have been experiencing can be most likely be attributed to generalized weakness, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, and many other medical issues. Side effects due to chemotherapy can also be a contributing factor.

You might consult with your treating doctor who can examine you and advise you accordingly.

I hope this helps.

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