Feb 14, 2004 - 2:31 pm
I hope someone can shed some light on this, my Mom is 69 and has just completed 6 months plus and extra 4 shots of AVBD Chemo. She had her final cat scan done and her results were almost the same as the ones she had at the 6 month scan, she told me the Doc says she still had a "few spots in there". I was just wondering if these spots could be just scar tissue or be begnine? She has been a real trooper and her Doc says she is doing well, her blood work is getting better and better. Doc said it could be scar tissue?
What is a normal outcome for Stage 111 hodgkins, it is common to have some kind of scar tissue left behind from the tumors? Is this normal? I have been looking around and can't find anything about the after effects? She had a 5+cm tumor on her spleen as well as a few others in the chest area that were around 3cm.
Example: She had a 5+cm node that is now just over 1cm and holding. After the further 4 shots of chemo it did not seem to decrase any further. Could it be that it is just a scar? Her midway Chemo at 3 months showed a dramatic shrinkage of her tumors of over half gone, plus her enlarged nodes were decreased! We were very excited when this happened, but now don't know what to think. Doc doesn't seem too concerned about it. But of course she has to be monitored in 3 more months, and so on...
Can anyone shed some light for me on what a "normal" outcome is? Will there be some kind of residual left behind?