mamasbabygirl Posted July 6, 2004 Share Posted July 6, 2004 Well, mom has had the 4 chemo treatments and 5 weeks of radiation to find out today that the tumor has shrunken 50%, but on the inside, so the possibility of surgery is still out. Has anyone heard of this? does this mean the radiologist screwed up? Her oncologist is just planning to start her on more chemo and radiation next week, which will make the surgery never possible bc she will be at the 7000 level. I really want her to get a second opinion, but she is afraid that we may find a surgeon who is trying to be a hero and that there will be too many complications from the surgery. The tumor apparently wraps around an artery too close to the heart and is near her ribs. I thought I had read of some people having ribs removed. Isn't that the case? I need to read more, but hacing 2 young boys limits my time here. Any advice would help. Lori Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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