cmeandk Posted June 4, 2004 Share Posted June 4, 2004 He has just finished his 5th round of chemo. He started having a lot of pain in his hip joint down his right leg, so the doctor ordered a CT of his torso. So we called yesterday to get the results and the toumors in his lower spine, lung and bronchial tube have shrunk slightly. But they now see new tumors in his upper back and sternum. I was so flustered from hearing this that I forgot to ask about his leg. He goes in Wednesday for his 6th round of chemo and I guess they will give us more info then. I swear you practically have to be rude to get any helpful info from them. My question for you wonderful people is...Does this mean the chemo isn't helping? The way I understand i,t Radiation shrinks the tumor and Chemo keeps the cancer from spreading. And if that is true, do you think they will stop the chemo? He did have 30 days of radiation to his spine and lung, but that was over about 2 mths ago. Any info you can give would be helpful Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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