Histotripsy

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Dennyp
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Histotripsy

Postby Dennyp » Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:24 am

Hey all,

I’m eligible for liver surgery to remove a single liver lesion. It’s located in an area that increases the risk of liver failure but the risk is still pretty low about 5%. I’ve been reading about histotripsy and seems really promising. I’d love to avoid surgery but I think this technology is too new. I’m not sure if I’m even eligible for histotripsy. I called a center that does it and started the ball rolling on getting a consultation. I’m curious about what others are thinking about it?
5/19 IIIC sigmoid cancer 2/25 lymph nodes positive
5/19 surgery
7/19 FOLFOX 6 months
9/20 recurrence to single lymph node
10/20 FOLFIRI 5 rounds
1/21 surgery to remove lymph node
4/21 CT NED
8/21 CT NED
11/21 CT NED
2/22 CT NED
5/22 CT NED
8/22 PET NED
11/22 CT NED
3/23 PET lesion on liver
3/23 MRI confirmed lesion
4/23 liver surgery aborted lesion found on diaphragm
5/23 chemo started
7/23 CT shows shrinkage of lesion, consult scheduled with surgeon

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beach sunrise
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Re: Histotripsy

Postby beach sunrise » Tue Jan 23, 2024 2:41 pm

I have been following their progress updates and seems very good. Hopefully they say they can take CRC patients now.
Keep us in the loop. I find this very interesting for sure.
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
5FU/rad 6 wk
IVC 75g 1 1/2 wks before surgery. Continue 2x a week
Surg 1/20 -margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24 post 5.9
FOLFOX
7 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 No more
CEA
7/20 11.1 8.8
8/20 7.8
9/20 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 8.1
11/20 8s
12/20 8s-9s
ADAPT++++ chrono
CEA
10/23/22 26.x
12/23/22 22.x
2023
1/5 17.1
1/20 15.9
3/30 14.9
6/12 13.3
8/1 2.1
Nodule RML SUV 1.3 5mm
Rolles 3 of 4 lung nodules cancer
KRAS
Chem-sens test failed Not enough ca cells to test

Dennyp
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Re: Histotripsy

Postby Dennyp » Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:43 am

beach sunrise wrote:I have been following their progress updates and seems very good. Hopefully they say they can take CRC patients now.
Keep us in the loop. I find this very interesting for sure.


Will do, started the ball rolling, I’ve asked my care team to contact them and send them whatever they need to evaluate my case. I’ll keep you posted.
5/19 IIIC sigmoid cancer 2/25 lymph nodes positive
5/19 surgery
7/19 FOLFOX 6 months
9/20 recurrence to single lymph node
10/20 FOLFIRI 5 rounds
1/21 surgery to remove lymph node
4/21 CT NED
8/21 CT NED
11/21 CT NED
2/22 CT NED
5/22 CT NED
8/22 PET NED
11/22 CT NED
3/23 PET lesion on liver
3/23 MRI confirmed lesion
4/23 liver surgery aborted lesion found on diaphragm
5/23 chemo started
7/23 CT shows shrinkage of lesion, consult scheduled with surgeon


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