Beachmama Posted December 2, 2007 Share Posted December 2, 2007 I have some amazong news. My mom had a CT scan last week and the doctors are in shock. Her tumor is gone! No sign of cancer anywhere. She has had 7 weeks of radiation, (last day was Friday, YAY!!) and only 2 rounds of chemo. They still want to do the preventative radiation on the brain and 4 more rounds of chemo. But they are supposed to lower the dose a little (due to some scalp burning last round) and hopefully we will be good. Some of you may remember me, I posted once before about how I wanted mom to 'say no to chemo', (because of alternative treatments). But I wanted to let you all know that she is doing great. Just great! We are all so happy! BTW, how do I find my old post. I don't see it anywhere and it's not that old!!??? A little background on mom-- -66yo smoker -Diagnosed with sclc in August2007 (nasty cough and back and belly pain) -Biopsies reveal Sclc sept, three inch mass on Left lung wrapped around pulm artery and bronchial tube. No surgery. -Oct. Start Alternative treatment first (snake venom, believed to reduce cancerous tumors). -Start Radiation and first chemo Mom does well, Low wbc and fatigue Hair loss. -CT scan showed a 50% reduction of tumor size! Amazing! -Nov round two chemo. mom is sick. Can't move for three days. ANother 4 days to recover. Burnt scalp and throat. Loses some weight. But has a great month in spite of it. -Nov - CT scan shows tumor is gone. Doctors want to do another in one month. -next round chemo scheduled for Weds. That's the story for now. We bought her a new wig to celebrate.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just wanted to share! Connie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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