Topic: SIRT results
Hello- Mom had SIRT 5 weeks ago. She has one inoperable tumor (5cm) that had already shrunk 20% from 3 cycles of gem/cis.
Dr. M called
He said I had the best results they could hope for with this radiation treatment. He believes all areas were hit including right lobe blood supply. He doesn't feel I need chemo embo at this time so he wants to wait for another scan in 2 months and evaluate then. He said to go and enjoy my trip . Liver is recouping from radiation. I should make appt. with Dr. H who will probably start chemo again and I can have embolization while on chemo if I need it. He also said a true picture of results is 3-6 months out from treatment. Significant portion of tumor is dead so this is great!
We are very happy! I'm assuming that it will be a different chemo than the gem/cis- hopefully one that is not quite as harsh.