Oct 19, 2004 - 9:18 am
My Dad had his 1st CT Scan yesterday since he has started treatment. He will be receiving his first PET scan on Thursday. The last scans he had were prior to the start of any chemotherapy and showed 2 spots on the liver that were not seen at the time of surgery in June.
I am praying for some good news to come from these scans. He has had 5 treatments of 5FU, Leucovorin, Oxiliplatin and Avastin. He has tolerated them well so far with the worst side effect being tingling in his fingers that does not go away between treatments now. His spirits go up and down but lately they have been a little more down. I am hoping that the scans will show shrinkage or disappearance of the spots on the liver. This would give him more hope and would help him get through the remainder of the treatments.
Would 5 rounds of treatment show some good results yet ? If not, does that mean that the chemo isn't working ? Please pray for my father that he receives some good results this time. We were very upset with the results of the 1st scans he had.
Thank You Very Much,