Topic: Update chemoembolization
Hi all, thought I would post an update. After I finished my Gem/Cis I tried just the Gemzar on a 3on 1off regimen. I think I had 5 treatments total but never in that order. It was one thing or another that kept me from treatments...rashes, cellulitis, very swollen feet and then finally after 2 in a row a huge drop on platelets. My Doc believed that my body and bone marrow just needed a break. I had been on some type of chemo for about 16 months. I haven't had chemo in 8 weeks. Initially my scans maintained but one of my bone tumors grew a bit and caused a fracture in my sacrum. So I had radiation to treat it. Since I had the break I checked into doing something to get rid of the liver tumor and the Intervetional Radiologist felt based on the location of my tumor that chemoembolization would be a good choice. I'm scheduled to have that done next Wed Aug 14th. Feel a little nervous but very hopeful that this will help shrink/inactivate the tumor. Right now my large tumor and its little friends are located on the right lobe and my left is clear. After all this is done my Doc wants me to try FolFox to see if I tolerate that better. Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated!