luvmydad Posted December 18, 2007 Share Posted December 18, 2007 Well we finally know when treatment is going to start. Dads chemo and radiation are scheduled to start on 12/26/07. He had a brain MRI and CT scan last Friday and got those results back today. After nothing but testing for the last 4 months his ct scan showed no significant change in the size of the tumor in his right lung, and only slight growth in the lymph nodes. The brain MRI came back clean. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! The only new thing from this CT was that there is fluid in the right lung now. They wanted to do another needle biopsy to see if there was cancer cells in the fluid, but dad refused. He says he has been tested enough, that he just wants to start treament. The nurse told my mom that if there was cancer in the fluid that it meant that dads cancer would be considered incurable. Does that mean that he would be restaged to IV and that surgery would no longer be an option after treatment? Does this fluid go away on its on or will it have to be drained?? Is this just part of the progression of the disease? I have noticed that dad has been coughing and clearing his throat somewhat more since Thanksgiving, could this be why? I am just so relieved that treatment is going to finally begin. Mom forgot to ask the type of chemo, as soon as I know I will fill in dads profile. The chemo is supposed to only take an hour and is not supposed to make him very sick, mainly just fatigued. I am thankful that he will at least be able to enjoy eating Christmas dinner. He loves his shrimp, oysters, and ham. (Don't we all!!!) I hope all of my LCSC extended family has a blessed holiday season. Teresa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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