A quick brother update

Tom and I are back from Boston. The news is mixed, at best.

He was accepted for treatment at Mass. Gen’l, but as part of the planning they did a CT scan down through his chest (previous ones were head only) to make sure, as the doctor said, that they “knew exactly what they were dealing with.” The scan showed that the tumors have spread to his lungs.

This changes the picture considerably. The tumors are apparently not malignant or metastatic. The doctor seems to think they spread to his lungs from his sinuses through his airway. But the radiation that was so promising for the head tumors is apparently not the way to go with the lung tumors. They’ve recommended chemotherapy. Not treating them is not an option. The ones in his head have begun to grow agressively. There is no reason not to expect the ones in his lungs to do the same unless he goes immediately to war with them.

So here we are with fingers crossed. Keep up the good thoughts.


5 Responses to “A quick brother update”

  1. Jeff Moriarty Says:

    I was worried when you hadn’t posted in a while. I’ll keep thinking the good thoughts for you. Take care!

  2. mklekacz Says:

    Thanks, Jeff. It’s been a long week. I’m glad it’s over, at least for the moment.

  3. whitishrabbit Says:

    oh no

  4. jennylitchfield Says:


  5. mklekacz Says:

    Thanks, Rabbit and Jenny. I really do appreciate your concern.

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