After 8 rounds of chemo and 40 lost pounds, mom needed a break. Her scans showed minimal improvement, though her bilirubin return to normal and she is eating well. A month later she gained 6 lbs and moved back home!
She had a small setback as she blacked out and hit her head on the stone floor. After five days in the hospital, they found a small clot in her lung. She is on the mend and getting stronger each day.
MSKCC and Fox Chase said no to surgery, but I sent the records to Dr. Kato and forgot about it since it was way before the holidays. Received a call today saying Dr. Kato says her can resect!
I'm a little nervous as mom started radiation this week and since 2 surgeons said no, Dr. Kato said yes. I am nervous to have her go for the operation, but what choice do we have since she wants to live!
Thanks to this site as I would have never known to contact Dr. Kato!