Recurrence confirmed: Para aortic nodes are positive for cancer
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:42 pm
DH had his follow up appointment today for his lymph node biopsy. Unfortunately, the cancer has returned. He has a port placement scheduled on the 31, than will begin FOLFIRI + Avastin on Aug 1. His Dr also ordered an MRI of his femur, spine, and brain to rule out mets. If anything looks suspicious, than they will biopsy the bones. If those are clear, and his PET scan is showing improvement in 3 months, she will send him for a consult with Dr. David Bartlet, at UPMC Hillman Center for a surgery consult. He might also have to undergo another lymph node biopsy to look for BRAF and KRAS mutations. She called the operation a "super heroic operation" but said he is young (46), strong, and otherwise healthy, so he is an excellent candidate. I'm grateful that we left with options, but my husband is not looking forward to the hell of chemo life that is to come, especially the diahrreah (I still cant spell that damn word). Hi brother, age 42, just died from lung cancer in November. Anyhow, we have a lot to digest after todays appointment, but I am grateful for the friendships on this site.