northstar Posted February 8, 2006 Share Posted February 8, 2006 Hello everyone. I've stayed away for a while since I'm feeling a little more depressed about my mom. As you may have read, her tumor and lymph nodes started growing again after she finished her Taxol/Carbo treatments She wasted a bunch of time getting on her new chemo because of a second opinion (which was a waste of time that I wont go into) Anyway. She started Alimpta (sp?) 2 weeks ago. My concern is that her last scan was Dec 29th or so. It showed growth. We dont know when her next scan is, there is none scheduled right now. My thinking is there must have been more growth between the Dec scan and her start of treatment. SO.....how will they compare/gauge this chemos effects?? Even if the drugs works and it starts to shrink things....if they dont know how big it was at the start, how will they know if it shrunk?!? And if they dont find a change on the next scan and wait to see if any change occurs, thats another 5 weeks or so!! A long time if the drugs really not working! I know I'm not making any sense. Just wondering if anyone has any advice here. Can we 'demand' a scan? Should we just trust they know what they are doing? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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