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
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!!!)