Topic: First Post-Chemo Scan Results
Hi all! We received the first scan results for my mom (age 54) this past weekend- 30% shrinkage!!! and no additional mets anywhere (when she was diagnosed it was scattered across the surface of her liver, but they could not see it on a CT, so not sure if that is still there now).
I am grateful to God for the reduction in her tumor and she is handling the folfirinox pretty well. I guess I know that things can go south at any moment, so while I am trying to enjoy the good news.... I am already worrying about what looms ahead. The onc said he would not consider looking for a surgical opinion until 6 months of chemo show similar results. I understand his opinion, but has anyone else been in this situation? Should I be looking for another surgical opinion on my own? I am her oldest daughter and a lot of the research/info has been my responsibility- just wanted to see what someone over here thinks.
p/s We were able to take a short pilgramage to Holy Hill in Wisconsin.... and prayers were said for all the people I have read about here and their families.... I think of you often.