Jul 28, 2004 - 9:21 pm
Hello everyone, sounds like alot of positive things are happening on the board for people,which is very encouraging. I was just wondering if any of you had thoughts on a meeting I had with my surgeon. I am due to come off of chemo on August 10. My tumor on my liver is still visible but somewhat smaller, I also have an enlarged lymphnode. Both of these are highly resectable according to my surgeon, but he wants to wait 3 months to make sure there is no "further seeding". If he was to operate in a months time it may be worse for me from the standpoint my immune system would be depleted and if any stray cells were out there they could get a hold and start growing. I have read alot of your stories and this plan seems to be different, less aggressive than others. Any thoughts or opinions you might have would be appreciated. I remember reading about Andrea and how she switched oncologists when they talked about giving her a "break".