My mother was dx'd yesterday as having a pulmonary artery tumor
She had a bronchoscopy and they took tissue samples but could not reach the tumor, therefore not knowing definitivly if it is malignant or not? Her Dr said she could not take opening her up
or radiation, (which all family members agree with) her condition is: copd, emphysema, onset of alzheimers and is 82 y/o. Are there any other treatments available?
I assume this means a lung tumor in the area of the pulmonary artery. The only other alternative would be chemotherapy. However this would require a tissue sample of the tumor for testing. Also this treatment might not be effective and could make your mother feel miserable. At her age, with COPD and Alzheimer's disease the best choice could be gentle, loving care with hospice assistance.
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