Barb73 Posted September 25, 2008 Share Posted September 25, 2008 We had received copies of the scans taken last week, and we read them prior to seeing the doctor. We saw somewhat of a variety of aspects on them. Yesterday, the oncologist went over the scan results with us. I asked questions that I had written down and he answered each one of them. The brain was clear (no metastases), except for the same, unchanged ribbon of fluid on right periphery. The right side of neck had some nodules growing, and the chest had a nodule which may, or may not be growing (could be due to interval making the slices when taking the scan). Keeping an eye. The liver had some specks too minute to determine, but the oncologist thought weren't concerning. I am sorry if this all sounds clinical. At this juncture in our journey, I am becoming robotic when telling things. It isn't that I am not emotional. I am. My feelings run the gamut. It's just that I don't know how to talk about cancer anymore. It helps if I keep it factual. Now, the oncologist said that he thought Bill might enter a clinical trial which they are having at the hospital. He needed to see if Bill would qualify. The amount of former regimens would be the determining factor. As to Bill's stamina, he felt that he was "up for it." They would call and let us know. He ordered future scans (this time, including pelvic area) in 9 weeks. We would be seeing him in 10 weeks. In the interim, if Bill qualifies for the trial there might be a PET scan involved. We wait. Asking you all to keep Bill in your thoughts and prayers. He is doing well, otherwise. His activity level is quite good (rests when it is needed). This disease can be one helluva roller coaster ride. Keeping hope in the forefront - always. Barbara Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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