all the weed in the world is not working right now.
Diagnosed 8/16/21 large mass in sigmon colon. Stage 111b. Surgery in September. Two nodes infected out of 34 taken in the area. Then started chemo xeloda and oxaliplatin. Finished maybe feb 5ish.
While doing this Chemo I was not good at all like 3.5 months in. Like right around Xmas or Jan. It was like I was having too much of it. Well I made it but it was determined that possibly my gallbladder was the issue around then…so the gallbladder was taken out in April.
Since April I have kinda felt the same sensation back near the gallbladder. Fullness. Set up a ultra sound and its showed a 2.4cm lesion in my left lobe near the gallbladder fossa. Possibly a hemangioma. I then went to a ct scan for further imaging which Liver: 2.1 x 2.4 cm hypodense lesion in the left hepatic lobe.
A scan on 9/13/2022 did not show this!!!!!!Going in AM for a mri…….Wtf. I’m losing it. How did this happen? I’m thinking the worse ….but read some stuff on hemangiomas. did the chemo do something to me which possibly caused gallbladder/fossa pain? Does chemo shrink hemangiomas? Growth rate of metastasis?
Mri done and still no word. They are going to discuss me at their tumor meeting?
My blood work seems good! I never had any markers the first time either!
I pray for everyone that they fucking beat this horrible disease down!!! Anyone out there like me??!! ❤️
Reply # - February 2, 2023, 02:57 PM
Hi Sean, Welcome to Grace. …
Welcome to Grace. I'm so sorry you're going through this. I can only imagine your worry about metastases and I hope that's not the case.
Liver hemangiomas are thought to be present at birth (congenital) and it seems that chemo may shrink some hemangiomas. Chemo can cause liver dysfunction or damage so yeah, pain would be normal. The growth rate for cancer is all over the spectrum. Some cancers tend to move faster than others but a typically slow moving cancer can be fast growing and vis versa. Growth rate is determined individually over time.
Cancer can do anything.
A tumor board is a weekly meeting to discuss individual cases that aren't typical and are difficult to understand or for which treatment decisions are hard to make. Representatives from all types of cancer care go to these meetings and give input into these difficult cases. This way there are many heads looking at the individual aspects of a case so your onc will have a better understanding of what is best for your individual case. It's a really good thing.
Living Yoga Therapy is a collection of yoga videos specifically for people surviving cancer. https://cancergrace.org/post/grace-pleased-partner-living-yoga-therapy
Let us know of questions you have moving forward.
Wishing the best for you Sean,
I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.