My first 5 rounds of radiation were for my abdominal wall and it didn’t get rid of it, it was mostly to try and help with pain as it’s growing into my muscle. The more recent 5 rounds we’re to pelvis to deal with some small spots where my small intestine meets my rectum. Also to try and help with pain we thought might be caused by that area.
The chemo is to help with the lymph nodes, as well as the abdomen wall met and the lower small intestine mets at my connection site.
My last CT scan showed mixed results so I may be done with chemo soon and moving to clinical trials. This is my last line of chemo. Fingers crossed. I get my recent CT results Thursday!
Thank you so much for your sharing your experience. That makes me feel so much better. I looked at your signature. Are you on chemo for the lymph nodes? Did the radiation get rid of the abdominal wall tumor?
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab