Don Wood Posted July 9, 2004 Share Posted July 9, 2004 We met with the med onc today. Our daughter went with us. He showed us the PET scans and you could see the new spots in the right lung, lymph nodes near the lungs and lower right rib near the liver. Lucie has had some discomfort in the rib area, especially when in a hardback chair. The onc said that she could start radiation treatment on that area right away if she wished, to alleviate the pain. Lucie said that the discomfort was manageable right now and she didn't want to do radiation and chemo at the same time. So she put that on hold and said she would opt for that if and when the pain got bad enough. The onc offered chemo, Navelbine (or Gemzar as a backup) that would be taken once a week for 2-3 weeks and then off a week. The IV takes about an hour. He said it would be milder with less side effects than the carboplatin/taxotere treatment she initially got. She opted to start the treatment next Thursday. Would appreciate any comments from those who have experienced Navelbine or Gemzar as to side effects and effectiveness. We are hopeful with this treatment although it is one more thing Lucie has to endure. We appreciate your continued support. My daughter couldn't have lunch with us afterwards, but we three went for a soft drink and snacks at a nearby restaurant. Was a good break. Don Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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