Anyone had an adrenal gland met removed/zapped?

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Claudine
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Anyone had an adrenal gland met removed/zapped?

Postby Claudine » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:56 am

DH still has 5 Folfiri/Avastin cycles then another scan on which, hopefully, his adrenal gland met will have shrunk some more (it's about 4.1cm right now). His oncologist likes it "in place" so he can evaluate the efficacy of the treatment on cancer cells that cannot be detected. But he's also talking about the next step - zapping it via radiation. I've done some reading, it seems like a common approach, although surgical removal is also an option. I guess if radiation is the best option, we'll see if our insurance would pay for SBRT, which worked really well for the spinal met.
Anyone out there with adrenal gland met experience?
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21, 4.1 cm 09/16
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA since 03/15: 58, then low of 3.2 now at 5.0 (twice)
Scan 03/14: Multiple small lung nodules
Scan 05/21: shrinking
Scan 09/16: lungs show no abnormalities (YAY!!!)

stu
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Anyone had an adrenal gland met removed/zapped?

Postby stu » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:13 pm

I can’t help with your question but just noticed that your signature. The lungs are looking great . Yippee. Sending my love to you both !
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Claudine
Posts: 173
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Montana

Re: Anyone had an adrenal gland met removed/zapped?

Postby Claudine » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Aww thanks Stu! Yes we're pretty pleased with that. It does make chemotherapy more tolerable when you know that it's actually working!
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21, 4.1 cm 09/16
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA since 03/15: 58, then low of 3.2 now at 5.0 (twice)
Scan 03/14: Multiple small lung nodules
Scan 05/21: shrinking
Scan 09/16: lungs show no abnormalities (YAY!!!)


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