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47, rectal cancer. Mets to RUL and LLL

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:16 pm
by JulesW
Healthy male diagnosed with rectal cancer after a sudden bleed 12/16. LAR with temporary ileostomy 1/17. Cat scan 1/17 showed four spots right upper lung largest 8 mm too small to identify with pet scan. Spots were thought to be most likely scarring from old pneumonia. Six months xeloda. Repeat CAT scan 4/17 showed stable nodules. Repeat CAT scan 6/18 showed: Four mets to right upper lobe largest 14 mm. Three new mets to left lower lobe, largest 19 mm. Just started first round of Folfiri with Avastin through a port. Follow-up CT scan 8/18
I am interested in learning more about centers in the United States or abroad that are routinely doing lung sparing surgery such as laser surgery or cryoablation with good results and low complications. I'm looking into a second opinion at M.D. Anderson but on their website they do not offer cryoablation for things other than prostate or kidney cancer. Any thoughts?