Jun 25, 2010 - 4:25 pm
Yep, Monday it is. Had a PET this past Monday that apparently shows no activity except in the pleura. That is good news. Liver is still inactive according to report. I will start a two cycle regimen of chemo with Carbo/Taxol. This is the same as what Winnie got, except she also had 5FU, for her liver mets. Med/Onc says she would rather hold off on the 5FU to start with since combining more drugs means more side effects. It will be one 3-5 hour infusion Monday then another on July 19th. PET scan to monitor anticipated effectiveness in reducing the thickening and 3-4 more infusions. Side effects are pretty basic. Possible nausea, diarreah, fatigue, naropathy, mouth sores, etc. Definite side effect - HAIR LOSS!!!