Jul 25, 2011 - 11:07 pm
I just got the results of my first CT scan after undergoing HDIL2. The mass on my chest wall was reduced dramatically. My oncologist is not sure if the little bit left is cancer or scar tissue. I have another scan in 6 weeks which will probably tell which it is. My oncologist told me that in a very small amount of people the cancer may come back, but that for most people if you respond to this treatment your cancer usually stays gone.
So there are lots of stories about how this doesn't work, and it is really a pretty tough treatment, but it did work for me. If you are eligible for the treatment, it really is the only thing that can actually cure kidney cancer that has spread from the kidney that can't be cured with surgery, so it's definately worth a try.
I hope this helps someone,