Babs Posted February 13, 2021 Share Posted February 13, 2021 Hi folks, I haven’t posted in a while, but have certainly been staying up to date on you all. I had a CT, PET and MRI last week. It has been 6 weeks since my last 6 week treatment of Keytruda. The scans showed no progression anywhere and in the original mass it showed it had decreased a little from the last scan. I was at the Mayo Clinic for the scans and saw both my medical oncologist and my radiation oncologist. They both are in agreement that it is VERY uncommon for my cancer to progress in only the original place and nowhere else. In fact they both said that at the Mayo they wouldn’t see this on a weekly basis, more like every few months. They said if I went forward with SBRT I could stand a 20% chance of curing this thing, but on the other hand because of its location, I could stand a 10-15% chance of developing a fistula in the trachea and that would be fatal. My medical Onc recommended that I make that decision now and start it int the next couple weeks and stop the Keytruda treatments. My radiation Onc disagreed and felt if we waited and did a scan again in 6 weeks if there was no progression to keep on the same treatment only going forward with the SBRT if we saw progression. I went with his recommendation after talking with my medical Onc here and she agreed with the radiation guy too. Has anybody here had the SBRT and/or any kind of proton precision radiation and how did it go? Thanks in advance, Babs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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