Topic: Lung mets and other issues
my husband Tom has had 4 chemoembollizations since diagnosis Feb'07. They have virtualy destroyed 90% of tumors in liver. However he has not recouped well since 4th procedure 6wks ago. Have just found out through MRI etc, he has mets to lungs and small new lesions on liver. He is so tired from trying to breathe, as he also has pe's and he is on oxygen now. He is still trying to have a normal life of some sort, needs and wants to work to keep up medical coverage. We are facing systemic chemo ( he had 2 rounds of Gemzar + Xeloda) before the procedures. The onc wants to start Folfox now, but naturally the ins company is reviewing and we don't know if they will cover. This just adds to the stress level of course.
Has anyone gone ahead with treatment and gotten coverage after the start of the treatment, am afraid to wait too much longer. And has anyone had lung difficulties like his, and if so what was done to alleviate the discomfort? He is also losing weight again, and has consistent nausea which is precipitated by cough due to lung issues.
Any advice would be appreciated, it is so hard to watch his struggle.