Barb73 Posted April 16, 2009 Share Posted April 16, 2009 Bill and I received a phone call yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, and the call was from the doctor's assistant. Bill's appointment will be earlier than planned. We will be seeing him on April 23, and will be discussing chemotherapy for Bill. The MRI results were not good. The shoulder is a metastasis from the cancer, and is growing. It is not a complete surprise because he had originally had that same issue back in October of 2005. The doctor had thought that the node was the only place of concern, but now that there are two, he is going to begin chemotherapy. A while back, he had said that if the Tarceva stopped working, or he felt Bill needed more chemo, the type might be Navelbine. I saw that Bill was ready for it, but somehow I think that he had hoped that the shoulder was something else. In my thoughts there was the knowledge that it was something he had wrestled with in the past. Sorry the news isn't more uplifting, but we will be hoping for some benefit from the new treatment - whatever it turns out to be. Thank you for bearing with me. This time, it took a bit longer to get the whole picture. Barbara Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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