asmakis Posted August 26, 2006 Share Posted August 26, 2006 My parents met with the oncologist yesterday who said he had hoped for a better response from the chemo treatments. Unfortunately, 50% wasn't the greatest afterall (according to the dr.). Apparently the PET "lit up" all along my dad's neck and throughout his chest. This journey has definatly been a roller coaster. I'm almost getting to the point that going to the dr. isn't hopeful anymore, because he's always got bad news to report. My dad has been feeling so good lately- his energy and appetite are back, and his spirits have been high- then we go to the dr. and it's down hill again. The dr. said he was going to contact UC Davis to see if there are any clinical trials available for my dad. My parents are to meet with him again in two weeks and hopefully he'll have something. Why can't they just give my dad another potent dose of the chemo that they just completed? The dr. said that chemo was the best one for my dad- why don't they just do more of it? Is anyone aware of any clinical trials that have been successful? My dad has stage IIIB NSCLC- Squamous cell carcinoma. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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