Sunwaterandsky wrote:Hi Dan,
I am sorry to hear that. I know how we cherish every day that we are cancer free.
Can I ask, what is the treatment plan now? I am assuming that mine is definitely cancer - met or new primary, based on the report. I am more concerned about what happens once it is identified.
Good question! After the biopsy was a PET scan, which showed no other activity. I had the met removed a few weeks ago (which was a breeze). I go see my oncologist in ~4 hours to talk about what comes next. When we last spoke, she showed me the recommendation flow chart from the National Cancer Something Something, which indicated there is not enough data to have a standard course of treatment when a solitary met appears 5 years out. She said we will have to decide whether to do another round of chemo or just observe. Whatever she recommends today, I intend to get a second opinion. I think the reality is that it is uncertain how likely more mets will appear, and whether the insurance provided by another round of chemo would outweigh the damage that chemo does. I've already lost a lot of feeling in my feet, for example.
I'll post more when I know more. Sorry I can't ease your mind. Isn't that always the story with this stuff?