Trish Posted August 4, 2004 Share Posted August 4, 2004 I just went to the oncologist with my mom to go over her CAT scan and bone scan from last week. The doctor said no new growth is good but he would have liked to have seen some reduction in any of the tumor sizes. He said her liver is not as enlarged as it has been and the numbers have went all the way down to normal functioning but she still has the five tumors, one of which is 6 cm. Her platelet count was low and he said if it continues to go down she might not be able to get the 2nd part of the fifth chemo. (She got the lst part of the chemo after the appointment). I don't know what to think. I am happy that there is no new growth but scared that the cancer is still in all the other places without disappearing or getting smaller! My mom is getting Zometa? for her bones and Procret for the fatigue too. The doctor said that 6 rounds of this chemo is what is shown to be effective but she could do more if she was happy being stable. I am so confused! Do people really have it in all those places and stay stable? I'm trying to prepare myself and give my mom hope and strength but it is difficult and I feel very lost. My Dad doesn't really understand what the doctor is saying either because the doctor said he has one stage 4 patient who has made it almost 4 years switching chemos. I read this sight daily and have become consumed with the peoples real life stories and am really, really, really scared of how my moms story will end. Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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