Topic: Treatment at MD Anderson Orlando
My mother is 67 years old and was diagnosed with CC in June 2011. Her tumor is 11cm, takes up the whole left lobe and crosses over into the right. Also two small lesions on the right lobe that Dr said is most likely cancer. We were told that surgery would only be an option if the tumor would shrink. Mom is currently receiving chemo (cisplatin/gemzar) at MD Orlando. After her first two rounds of chemo there was no change,shrinkage or growth, on the PET scan. Her C19-9 had been 2117 before chemo, jumped to 2927 after 1st round (Dr said that was a good sign), and has dropped to 1087 on 9/12, 416 on 9/23, 426 on 10/14. Since the tumor has not shrunk, Therasphere treatment has been mentioned as the next step, but the Orlando facility has never performed the treatment. The facility opened in 1991. My mother would be one of the first for them ~ not sure that I'm for her being the guinea pig. I am currently having mixed thoughts about having Theraspheres done there ~ many places have been performing the SIRT and Theraspheres for some time. We live in Florida, so I'm wondering where anyone has had the SIRT or Theraspheres done in this state.
My prayers are with eveyone affected by this horrible disease.
- Debbie (2 year ovarian cancer survivor)