Anyone had an adrenal gland met removed/zapped?

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Claudine
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Location: Montana

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 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT radiation 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 58, low 3.2, now 7.6
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules up to 5mm
Scan 12/19: one 1mm stable nodule
PET 04/20 small uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and residual tumor removal 05/20

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: 352
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 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT radiation 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 58, low 3.2, now 7.6
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules up to 5mm
Scan 12/19: one 1mm stable nodule
PET 04/20 small uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and residual tumor removal 05/20


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