kukla Posted February 8, 2009 Share Posted February 8, 2009 We got the results of Glenn's bronchoscopy and PET scan on Friday. The cloudy spots in the lungs came back negative for cancer - YAY!!! The PET scan showed that a spot in Glenn's hip is bigger with some inflammation and there are two new spots that they didn't see last time on his ribs, right beside the big daddy tumor who started all of this. The oncologist also said that big daddy showed notable reduction in size, and that one of the other tumors is dissolving from the inside out due to the avastin, which seems like awesome news to me. But the doc said since all of the spots aren't responding, he doesn't consider it to be as good a response as he would like. Glenn starts different chemo next week, with cisplatin, gemszar and avastin... Not sure what to think of that. I saw that cispatin can cause a lot more vomiting and nausea so I'm a little worried about that. I work for our health system, in PR, and have for a long time. I don't know as much as a nurse, but I've gotten a pretty good education over the years. Sometimes I just don't quite understand all of this - it gets so complicated. To me, the main tumors getting smaller are a real success as he now has more lung capacity and is feeling better. What a difference from Halloween when we got the "12 month survivability" speech. I guess this is where living one day at a time comes in!! Now if I could just figure out how to do it well. LOL Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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