martd wrote:I can tell you about my experience with my first appointments. The oncologist told me surgery wouldn't be possible but my liver surgeon told me he saw potential, his exact words were he would swing for the fences for me. He was very adamant in telling me that I'd be surprised at how many people could have surgery but are never given a chance. Our situations are different I didn't have lung involvement but did have extensive tumors to my liver. His name is Dr Mathur. He's in liver transplant at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Az.
boxhill wrote:It makes sense to me to treat his liver mets. So what if it isn't "curative" by itself? With those gone he can attack the lung mets. Would they prefer to wait until the liver mets grow until they DO pose an immediate problem, and then say they are inoperable after all?
Forgive me, I can't recall whether his primary was removed? When you say 60% shrinkage, which mass(es) are you referring to?
Claudine wrote:I totally agree with you Alex! In our case, the oncologist wanted to get the cancer "under control" before surgery could happen - he felt that the presence of lung nodules showed the cancer was quite active and wanted a systemic treatment first. All I can tell you is that Folfiri + Avastin did a number of my husband's many small lung nodules (like Jesper, he had "numerous", whatever that means!). The oncologist gave the green light to move ahead, so we're meeting on Thursday with a urologist to discuss ablation of the left adrenal gland and its associated met. Has Jesper had his scan yet? I keep my fingers crossed that most (all of!) his multiple lung nodules are now gone!
Are your husband's lungs clear now?
boxhill wrote:AlexandraZ, where is his primary?
Looking at the signature.....I was more or less in the same condition of your Jasper.....lung and liver mets....(diagnosed @ 35 in 2017 )...after 15 rounds of chemo + target therapy ( folfiri +cetuximab) I had my first op ....liver resection..they preferred liver first approach...than colon resection....and now I'm still on chemo for the lung stuff
I'm in cure at the Christie hospital in UK..but always double check with docs in Italy just to have a second opinion.
At the time both countries agreed to solve liver problem first than take care of the rest but I think depends on the case!
Just to tell my experience since we're in a similar situation!!!
No Expiration Date!!!
Mrned82 wrote:I don't remember the name of the liver surgeon at the moment.(.he is Indian and not easily to spell)...but I will find it when I will back home next week...at the moment I'm doing a "solo travel" in Japan...and I will send you in private!!
when I had the liver resection I had tiny lung mets ...I don't know how many cause I've never had the courage to ask..but I had a Pet before the op...and the mets were "inactive "..
and remember there is no expiration date!!!
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