Guest mona61 Posted October 13, 2004 Share Posted October 13, 2004 After 6 weeks of chemo and 36 radiation treatments they say that my husband is in a partial remission. The tumor has shrank 50% initially it was 6cm and they only see one lymph node that is suspicious. They still want more rounds of chemo carbol and taxol (which he received the first time once a week) every three weeks. He still has hair but very thin. (he is so proud of that) but the doctor seems to think that this will take the rest. Not that we care about the hair. He wants to go back to work but the doctor wants him to stay off a little while longer. Hopefully he will return soon. We will be having a PET scan done next week to be certain that it is still cancer, but doctor seems pretty sure that it still is. I am confused about this because the last time they ruled out the PET scan with an MRI regarding the adrenal gland (which wasnt involved). I am confused about a lot of things that has went on at doctor. They couldnt find the original CAT scan today that was done initially, so nothing really to compare excepts notes. I was not pleased. My husband said we didnt need them because they were the bad ones. You got to love him. We will be getting a second opinion with Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Mo. They were to fax the information for them to look at today. I still want to believe that they have staged him to high (3B), because of the progression that he is having. They are still not talking surgery and now I am even second guessing that because of the progress. I am also not sure whether we should go ahead next week with another round of chemo if we havent saw the other doctor. But, we do thank God for where we are now. I do believe in the power of prayer and I will keep praying for everyone with this terrible monster. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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