Original cancer surgery was 2 years ago and just in September a liver met was found after routine CEA and followup PET. Met with the liver surgeon on October 10 after the MRI confirmed the size and location of the single lesion. Options of resection vs ablation were discussed and surgeon recommended ablation due to it being a single lesion with a 3.9 x 3.8 size. Surgeon said the ablation procedure would be done "next week or week after. as soon as it can be scheduled" sent hubby to get the EKG to get it out of the way and speed things up. Well, the surgery finally got scheduled: NOVEMBER 16th. Is it usual for surgery to be almost 6 weeks after all testing has been done and over 2 months after initial met discovery? It there anything we should do? Very uncomfortable waiting this long - especially considering the size of the lesion.
UPDATE: went in to the oncologist today (10/19) and while he was not there his office informed us that the oncologist agreed to surgery first, chemo second when he communicated with the surgeon (on 10/11) believing that surgery was going to happen THE NEXT DAY. while we were told the oncologist has tried to contact the surgeon, we did not know if he succeeded or not. we were advised to contact the surgeon's office again. we did. we were told again that the surgeon was in surgery and the delay was due to operating room scheduling. this is totally unacceptable. we have dealt with cancer treatment at loma linda in california, at vanderbilt in tennessee, at small hospitals in between, and have never been pushed off the way we are here.
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male, 78, no history of colon issues, zip, nada, zero, null set, empty..... a surprise finding!
pathology report said T3 N0 M0, but oncologist said a "deposit" found, so, T3 N1c M0 - Stage IIIb
sigmoid colon surgery 10/21/15, resection done
chemo (folfox) 12/28/15 to 4/16, 8 treatmts due to allergic reaction
also being treated with lupron for prostate cancer (dx 2005, proton 2006, lupron began 2008)
Low neutrophils @ 2nd treatment; began neupogen shots
liver met 9/17, RFA done 10/25/17