Topic: Successful Surgery
It's been a while since I checked in, but my brother recently completed his fifth round of Gemzar + Cisplatin. The tumor was down to about 60% of its original area, when he found a doctor at UPMC in Pittsburgh that would operate. His surgery was last Friday.
It took almost 9 hours, but he came through with flying colors. The pathology report came back today and reported negative clearances (i.e. the they think they got the whole tumor).
He still has weeks of recovery and probably some more chemo, but we are feeling happy for now. I was really happy to hear the stories of long term survivors. I hope and pray that my brother will get to join those ranks.
Thanks for to everyone for their support over the last 6 months.