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