Topic: Help with different chemo cocktails???
You all have been very helpful, especially PCL1029, thanks for you input. I am again looking for your input.
My mom just got her CT scan results back and the Gemzar/cisplatin isn't working. The tumors have grown larger. She has already tried gemzar and Xeloda with radiation and two tumors returned. Her doctor wants to change to another type of chemo, I do not know the name yet. However, my mom is worried because the doctor said this will be her last option, so she really wasn't ready to go there. Also the doctor said fluid was being released by the tumor. They want to drain it from my mom. The doctor said the fluid would return and this would be a continual process. Mom is not happy about that either.
After reading the posts here on the chemo page it seems like the chemo she has tried so far are about the only ones that are used. Any one have good luck with other combinations?
Also, I have stated before that we always go for a second opinion with Dr. Lenz at USC and take that info back to my moms doctors at Kaiser. I thank others who have posted that Dr. Lenz is great and we should trust him. Is there another doctor, anywhere, that you would suggest we send her info to so that we can see what else can be done? I've seen the name Dr. William Chapman with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, but when I looked him up, he was a surgeon. I would like to find another oncologist for a third opinion. After searching in the tool bar, so many different name come up. Any suggestions from all of you survivors:)