Feb 15, 2011 - 9:23 pm
Ok, you all know my mother's liver tumor grew over an inch in 2 months, over x-mas. The PARPS sis not work. She's now on 115mg of taxol every 3 weeks,,,,then off a week...she seems to be doing much better...her attitude is good.....her gas is VERY bad....she is fatigued a lot, but we are attributing that to the chemo. Now, today, I asked the doc. down here, who is administering her chemo here (FL), what the effectiveness of Taxol is on liver mets? HE gave me the biggest BS answer.....so I asked again....again I got the biggest run around ever.....My mother's primary doc at MSKCC would have been so straight with me....anyway, I went on the web, and lo and behold....the stats say, she has 13 months....MAX.....ok......what would the symptoms be then that it is getting worse? How would we know whether it's shrinking or progressing....besides the CT scan.....what should I be looking for either for hopefullness or for reality? PLease be honest with me, I can take it. What I can't take is mamby pamby BS....I am looking forward to seeing NY doctor....again...she has always been honest with me....But when you're taking care of someone, some ideas of what I should be looking for might be helpful....Why would a doctor be so indirect...anyway, I thought he was an arrogant you know what....my mother said he's not the primary so he didn't want to say anything....well, you guys are way smarter than him anyway....so help me out..what are signs of progression? or regression? Can she live more than a year with liver mets?