Scary Symptoms -- Brain Mets?
For the past two weeks, I've had a numb/tingly feeling on the right side of my face. I have some very moderate pain in the back right of my skull that comes and goes, along with this tingly/prickly/numb feeling radiating from beneath my right eye all the way to my right ear -- It is a crazy weird sensation that also comes and goes.
I'm currently on radiation and have spoken with both my oncologist and my radiation oncologist, and they think it may be a pinched nerve in my neck (caused from how I'm positioned during radiation) and want to just keep an eye on it. I'm trying not to panic, but after reading a lot of online info, it seems that this definitely could be a symptom of brain metastasis. At what point do I push for a scan? Am I overreacting? I was NED post TC/after my surgery in March, and am still finishing up radiation and my year of HP, but I feel like I live in a constant state of fear, especially when anything is "off" in my body.