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increasing the life span , brain cancer , breast cancer

Hi doctor,

the following terms are mentioned in the report.
1.known patient of CA Breast , completed surgery and adjuvants 1 year ago .
2.Seizure (Gen tonic Clonic) 4 days ago.
3.detected to have a left parietal convexity lesion -meningioma,? metastasis
4.have a sternal met on bone scan
5.No calvarial lesions on bone scan.

this is the patient condition right now who is my mother suffering since 2 years with breast cancer and had operation , chem o , radiation and on regular checkup and having tables Altraz and cell-cal.
on 28th June 2010 Monday she got fits and admitted in hospital and the doctors did CT scan, brain contrast scan ,bone scan ultrasound, etc..
the report mentioned that she had meta-sis in brain in first layer and also had meta-sis ( hot spic) in sternum . so doctors suggested to surgery remove meta-sis in brain and if necessary go head with radiation as per the biospay results .
is this right way???

Please any surgeon suggest me the best way to increase the life span???
i don't have much time she will be operated next week please suggest me asap......
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replied July 5th, 2010
If her work-up strongly suggests brain metastasis, then biopsy of the brain lesion (if it can be safely performed), and either surgical removal of the metastatic tumor or/and radiation therapy can be considered in patients who are having severe or uncontrollable symptoms from their metastatic brains tumors.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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