Mar 17, 2005 - 11:27 am
My dad went to see his surgeon this past week for a routine follow up and my dad mentioned to him about cleaning (flushing) out his port and you will never believe what the surgeon said! He told my dad that he will schedule surgery to remove it instead. SO my dad tells him that the oncologist thinks it should stay in for at least 1 year to be cautious (again just in case and God forbid it comes back - dad was diagnosed with stage 3 in july of 04 - presently and hopefully forever NED) and the surgeon tells him "forget what he says, the chances are very much better that it will never come back". Now both my dad and myself know that it may very well come back but it was so damn good to hear those words coming from the surgeon himself. It just gave my dad even more hope.
Thought i simple share the news.