Rower Michelle Posted February 1, 2019 Share Posted February 1, 2019 Hi Gang, Well for the first time since I was diagnosed, the Integrative Oncologist (hippie doc) and the Medical Oncologist disagreed over my treatment plan. The medical oncologist cleared me to do some light rowing (YAY!). I started to develop some discomfort in my back and my neck started to crack. Ok so common sense says to stop rowing-no problem there. No more back pain, less neck cracking. Medical oncologist feels the discomfort and cracking are a side effect from the targeted therapy Alectinib. Even though my CPK levels are normal, the Alectinib can cause some muscle and ligament damage. I had some spine mets on the PET scan in October, however, Medical Onc feels confident the Alectinib will knock out the small bone mets. Integrative Onc is very nervous about my spine and wants a MRI. Normally the medical onc is the team captain and we take his lead while the hippie doctor works to optimize the treatment plan. This time the hippie doctor wins. I'm going for a MRI on February 6th. I'm hoping this is precautionary....... Please Pray for me on the 6th. Otherwise, the doc visits went great this week. Perfect labs and I'm feeling good! Michelle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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