Feb 26, 2010 - 11:00 am
I have had "fun" month since learning of recuurence less than 6 months after end of my sandwich treatment (Carboplatin/Taxol Chemo at beginning and end sandwiched with 30 internal radiation treatments and 3 brachytherapy).Had just started to feel like better (except for the everpresent diarrhea - thank goodness for Lomotil) and CA went up (9 to 21 to 179) in six months and PET scan showed lymph node activity near liver, followed by needle biopsy under CT scan that pathology confirmed as the USPC. I just had combined CT/PET scna for "planning" as I am supposed to start 6 weeks of targeted radiation (I believe also referred to as tomotherapy) on Mar. 15th. Since they are letting me squeeze in a four day cruise with my girlfriends for my emotional sanity, I am flying straight from there to M.D. Anderson as I want answers to the type of questions I see here - tissue assays, HER factor,etc as it appears this cancer recurred virtually as soon as the chemo was out of my system.I will spend 4 days there and hopefully get more answers- even though I like and trust my gynoncologist and radiation oncologist, I really like their answer that they had no ego and no problem with referring me to M.D.Anderson for consultation/second opinion as it is my life.