My 92 year old Mom was diagnosed with dementia last summer. She has hallucinations and sometimes manic behavior. Her pulmonologist has been monitoring a spot on her lung (she has COPD/emphysema and is on 24/7 oxygen) and after the last CT scan he is sure it is cancer. He said it is slow growing but could spread at any time. He said they didn't have to do a biopsy but if she wanted to pursue treatment, he could refer her to a radiation oncologist for possible cyberknife treatment. Mom said in the past that she didn't want any treatment if it was cancer but seems to have changed her mind now.
Has anyone's loved one gone through cyberknife? The doctor said it should only take 3-4 treatments and the cure rate is 75%. He said they wouldn't have to do a biopsy to treat.
This is so hard.