paddy Posted June 25, 2004 Share Posted June 25, 2004 Hello All, Just to let you know that David has had the results of his latest CT scans and they were not quite as discouraging as they have been in the past. We were so grateful to hear that there has been a slight decrease of a few of the tumors and the rest have not grown much since the last scan. There is however, a "slight" new plural effusion in the left lung and tiny nodules can be seen in the right hemithorax , "which could represent small airways disease/Bronchiolitis, as opposed to true metastases". The Oncologist, (who incidentally is really "listening" to me as well as David these days,) has cut his Taxotere dose to 75%, as he has been having some nasty side-effects which are not condusive to "quality of life!" He will be having 6 more sessions of Taxotere and then another CT scan. Depending on what they find then, they will either give him a break or start Iressa. By the way, we have found that Hydrocortisone cream, (One percent,) is very good for the awful dry skin and sores on the hands, which, (as in Dave's case,) is sometimes caused by Taxotere. God Bless you all and thanks for all your prayers and positibe thoughts, Paddy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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