Topic: Possibly Operable After Six Months of Chemo Treatment...
Last week my mother had her six month PET scan and has just finished her cycle of Gemzar. My mother’s oncologist has just placed her on Xeloda as my mother’s platelets have been low the past few chemotherapy treatments.
Initially when my mother was diagnosed we were told that a resection was not an option as the cancer had spread to three lymph nodes. Based on the reports from the PET scan last week the interpretation of report is:
Mild interval decrease in activity and extent of right liver lobe disease. However, significant metabolically active disease is still present in the liver.
Interval resolution of FDG-avid left internal mammary and porta-hepatic adenopathy
Mild residual activity in small left supraclavicular, left peri-coeliac and right retrocrural lymph nodes are equivocal for post-therapy inflammation versus residual low-volume metabolically active nodal disease.
Has anyone had experiences where surgery has become an option with the same or similar results as my mothers (understanding that each and every CC case if different). My mother’s oncologist still saying that surgery is not an option.