sunnyside Posted March 4, 2009 Share Posted March 4, 2009 I know I'm not as active here as many, but I wanted to update those of you who know my story. A scan yesterday documented progression on Alimta, my third line treatment. I knew what the scan would show because I developed left hip pain over the weekend. My lung primary is stable but I have multiple new nodules in both lower lobes, my main liver lesion is larger and there are many smaller lesions scattered throughout the liver, my right adrenal lesion is larger, my thoracic spine lesions are stable but there is a new one at T12, there are new lesions in the L1 and L4 vertebral bodies and new lesions in the pelvis (accounting for the left hip pain). So I had a partial response and then stable disease on Carbo/Taxol/Avastin and then progression and bad side effects on both Tarceva and Alimta. My oncologist is planning to go back to the Carbo/Taxol/Avastin starting Friday as long as the orthopedic surgeon says we don't have to do anything right this minute about the left hip metastasis. It's so odd. I feel fine. This thing is growing and spreading and will undoubtedly beat me sometime in the foreseeable future, but I would never know it without the scans. Bleargh. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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