What's a "mass" doing on my dad's brain?
February 23, 2008 4:22 PM Subscribe
What's a "mass" doing on my dad's brain? Does anyone have any idea how I start researching this or what I can expect to see from all this?
posted by bash to Health & Fitness (12 answers total)
My dad was just diagnosed with a "brain mass" that he says is cancer but my mom says is "just fine," but I'll find out what's going on tomorrow (when I fly down to make sense of all this). He's been in the hospital for two days and says he expects to be in there for at least two more. There is going to be a biopsy either tomorrow or the next day. The real facts are that he has a 2.5 cm by 2 centimeter mass growing on his left frontal lobe, and he can't walk. He's been smoking since he was 13 and his mom died at his age (58) from cancer also. I'm just trying to understand what's going on, and be as prepared as I can, but don't even know where to start. Wikipedia has too many latin medical words for me to understand.