I know in many cases the pump is used to get a non-resectable patient to resectable. Is that what she would be doing in this case?
In retrospect I think we probably would have taken this path had we started with MSK sooner, since none of the first oncologists with whom I met seemed to have much hope I would ever be operable.
But my response to systemic chemo has been good enough that she wanted to let it run a few more cycles. Then hopefully I will be resectable and they can place the pump at the same time. I wonder if this is what she is thinking for your husband? Is she talking delay of pump vs no pump at all?
45 year old mom of twins (7) and lucky stepmom of 13 and 15 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC with inoperable liver metastasis (largest 11 cm)
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 Routine scan picked up typhlitis - hospital stay for 7 days - but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6!
1/14/18 Resume chemo (round #6), FOLFOX hold the Vectibix
2/18/18 Return to MSK post 2 more rounds to see if ready for liver resection / HAI pump placement