Topic: 15 month check-up.. everything still looks good.
My husband had his 15 month check-up yesterday. His MRI remains stable showing scar tissue only and no recurrence of tumor.In fact some of the scar tissue has even decreased to the point that it is simply a " subtle enhancement that has decreased in size". I honestly do not understand why my husband had such good results from his treatment of radiation therapy because everything I read says that it doesn't work. It has been almost a year since the end of his treatments and his tumor is gone and he continues to feel great! His liver enzymes were elevated a little but I told him it was because he hadn't been watching his diet well enough! The only thing he has to deal with is getting his stent changed every three months and having a little bout of infection at that time. They keep talking about a metal stent but we won't agree to it. I keep hoping they can take the stent out all together. It seems to be hard for the Docs to rationalize the fact that he is doing so well without a resection. They really believe the cancer will be back but we just keep hoping and prayng they are wrong! Take care everyone. I have a hard time reading all the posts lately- it seems like there is so much sadness and grief! I keep praying for those that have lost the battle and thier families and those of us still fighting! Best wishes. Mary