ok, so, i met with the onc. and one big lesson is this: don't text your oncologist about vital things; they're human, they're busy, and are not always able to recall specifics about a patient. she totally confused my mom with someone else. (she was talking as if mom still had her primary tumor in place and had giant mets.)
after we cleared things, we looked at mom's scans together. she thinks one of the 4 lesions lighting up on PET is not a met; she cannot see another one on either MRIs! so while she insisted that this is not her expertise, she did seem to think that not all 4 might be mets after all. i asked her what outcome we would expect so mom can have surgery, she said it's up to the surgeon and asked if we had a surgeon of choice. i gave her the name i had in mind and she works with him all the time so i'm meeting a surgeon tomorrow!!!!
Caregiver to my super-mom (62), diagnosed Dec 2018
Sigmoid colon, Stage IV
G3, Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (5,5 x 4 x 1 cm)
13 positive out of 23 lymph nodes, largest one 1,8 cm
4(?) mets in liver, located at Segment 3 & 7, largest one 2 cm
LVI & PNI present
Clear surgical margins
MSS, KRAS G13D mutant
Laparoscopic anterior resection, Jan 2019
First chemo 11 Feb 2019 (Folfox). 25/2/19 Folfox + Avastin.