Topic: Questions to ask doctors
As I posted last week, my resection couldn't take place because during the laproscopic look they found lesions on other parts of my liver. I am meeting with my oncologists at Mass General on Friday, and resuming my chemo as part of the clinical trial I am in. It did help shrink the big tumor quite well, so I am feeling okay about this. I don't understand, however, why it didn't get rid of the lesions (that we didn't even know were there.)
I know I am not a candidate for surgery while there are other tumors, or radiation because they can't see the lesions on the scans. What other treatments, besides chemo, are out there for someone in my situation? How can they pinpoint the lesions if they can't see them? If we can get rid of them, I can have a resection or radiation on the main tumor.
I have been trying to read whatever I can about chemoembolization, freezing, etc. but I honestly don't know which, if any, can help me. Has anybody been in a similar situation, and if so, what was your treatment?
What questions should I ask the doctors? At this point, I am so confused.
Thanks for your help!