Sam'swifeShirley Posted September 25, 2003 Share Posted September 25, 2003 Hi everyone, Well we stopped chemo (carbo/taxotere) 7 weeks ago after three treatments. That was about all I could do. The plan was to do radiation to the right neck where the cancerous node was but my radiation onc wanted to be sure that there was no other cancer first. PET-CT showed qustionable areas in both lungs, CT scan showed same. Diagnostic thoracentesis showed no malignancy. I continue to be anemic and get Aranesp every two weeks. I decided to take LOA from work and file for disability insurance. Other than a frequent really bad cough and no exercise tolerance, I feel OK. I'm not in pain, I sleep OK, My apetite is fine and my weight is up. Today I had a repeat bronchoscopy and my pulmonologist says it looks like more cancer in the "questionable" PET areas. Biopsy, brushings and washings are pending and I pray he is wrong but I doubt he is. This is bad news. If this is active tumor I guess the jig is up. Thanks for the prayers and God bless us all. Sam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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