Seeing how they are postponing surgery please explore ALL options and have your voice heard, YOU are the patient and ultimately it is YOUR decision!
In Syracuse at Upstate Hospital they have the "gamma knife". They pinpoint the tumor and blast it with high doses of radiation. The body can tolerate many more treatments because only the tumor itself is receiving the radiation unlike other treatments where they radiate a larger area and the body can only tolerate so much radiationhttp://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=gamma_knifeHttp://www.upstate.edu
Also at Hemotology Oncology of Central New York they have the *Cyber-Knife* They are able to use even higher doses than the gamma knife because it is even MORE precise than the gamma knife. Some patients have had their tumor eradicated in as little as 3 painless treatments. Standard radiation is daily for 6-7 weeks and after 6-7 weeks you can't have anymore radiation even if it hasn't shrank or comes back
where as with the cyber knife you can basically receive unlimited treatmentshttp://www.cancerbeware.com/http://www.hoacny.com/
Not only that but at Hematology Oncology of Central New York they have an extensive billing department that searches endlessly for grants and such to help with the cost of treatment. Also as a patient you are entitled to numerous FREE services such as Massage, Rikki, Reflexology, Mentor program, counseling as well as Family counseling and special counseling and groups for children!
PLEASE explore ALL your options!!! DO NOT settle for "NO" or "There is nothing we can do"!!
Best Wishes and you are in my thoughts. If you need more info or just want to talk, don't hesitate to contact me via private message.