Topic: Charlie's latest - RFA
Dr. was able to burn 1 tumor with RFA while Charlie was under sedation yesterday in the hospital. CT scan that's used to guide the RFA showed "suspicious" lesions in the liver. Got MRI last night and dr. confirmed his suspicions that there are a few new tumors in the liver and one has doubled in size since Feb. MRI. Charlie said he feels worse emotionally than he did last year when he first found out he had cancer - like it's starting all over again, only worse. After much chemo, radiation, chemoembolization and resection, now this. It's just not fair for any of us touched by this. On this site, I've heard some people say it's slow growing and some say it's aggressive. I thought it was interesting what the Dr. said. He said it's sneaky and can be quiet for a while and then all of a sudden, it just seems to burst into an aggressive phase and that's what he thinks Charlie's has done. Dr. said tumors aren't candidates for RFA again because of being in the "resection bed" and so close to the bowel and also their size. Charlie really doesn't want to do any more chemo, but he said he would try it. Meeting with oncologist soon to see what kind of chemo and going to try theraspheres. The doctor said he knew BCross would deny it, but then he can talk to them and try to get them to approve it. I think Charlie has to heal for a few weeks before this can be tried. We've tried about everything. I pray Charlie can hang on longer. We're not ready to let him go. He had been feeling so good. It's just hard to understand. Love and best wishes to all here. We're still fighting!