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Cancer metastasized to the brain , stage 4 adenocarcinoma

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My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lung with mets to the ribs, both femur bones and the back bone. He was diagnosed in march of 2010, taken 25 radiation treatments to the lung and 5 palliative chemo treatments. He just recently stays nauseated all day no matter what I give him. could this be a sign it has metastasized to the brain?

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replied July 19th, 2010
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Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to make a specific diagnosis, as I am not involved in your husband's care. Also, it is not clear to me if he is currently undergoing chemotherapy (which often causes nausea).

If it hasn't been done already, then a CT scan or MRI scan of the brain would answer your question.

I hope that additional treatment can be offered to your husband to relieve his discomfort.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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