Once more we are where we were a couple of years ago. The CT scan came back with mixed results. The lung, head, and bones show no change, but the liver results are mixed.
Some liver lesions are the same or slightly decreased in size, while others have grown, with an increase in small new tumors surrounding them. The oncologist is deciding the options and talking to the clinical trial oncologist we have worked with. Clearly seeing the effect of mutation right before our eyes.
One option is staying on course or adding ramucirumab to the mix. Another is switching to a clinical trial if one is available. We should know more within the next week. At least I feel good about my wife's choice to go on abraxane instead of the last clinical trial, as now if we go on a trial we go from a place starting with much smaller tumors.
Onward, ever onward......
Reply # - June 16, 2019, 11:27 AM
I'm sorry to hear your wife has progression in the liver again. On the other hand, I'm heartened to know mostly the cancer is still responding. It's been prone to respond to so much. It makes me think of a person who would follow the leader anywhere like the little lemmings that follow the group right over the cliff and into the sea; the cancer is so attracted to the drugs. I guess it's better known as "responders respond" but I wanted to share my visual perspective and my encouragement for a treatment that will put the liver back into check.
I know y'all have been busy living life and I'm hopeful this is just another bump in the road. Dam I wish someone would repave that road for y'all (yes another shared association :)).
Keep us posted,
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.