Mar 08, 2011 - 12:33 pm
Ok, so a week has past since the PET scan and the follow up visit with the Dr was this morning. Here is where we stand. The PET scan did not show anything but he does have some lesions on his back which are malignant. Doc says the cancer has spread to his back bone but they can't determine where the cancer originated.
I don't even know what to think at this point. It seems so strange that they can't find where it is coming from even though it has spread. Since the cancer has spread, that puts us at a lower survial rate. The doctor would not tell us what we were looking at timewise just that it has a 30%-40% rate.
Tom goes for a port tomorrow and will start chemo on Thursday.
What can we expect from Chemo? Are there things we can do to make it go smoother?
I am sure others are going or have gone through this. Any info you might share would be most appreciated.