Sep 13, 2011 - 6:52 pm
I have had three Carbo/Alimta treatments and the cancer on my lungs has show much improvement. Three weeks with radiation on the spine and the cancer is gone. But I have new spots on muscles on my upper right back and upper arm.
There is a mass on my right tib fib muscle on my leg and a spot shows behind the knee. Apparently the treatment did nothing to that. They just found out that this is cancer with a full body Pet Scan I had last Thursday. I have had a problem with this muscle area since last March with a first MRI done in June but the podiarist said it was a muscle tear and hematoma. I use to exercise walk so everyone thought an injury including myself. My first Pet Scan was not full body. I'm upset that all this time went by and if my first Pet Scan was full body it wouldn't of gotten this far. Now my leg all the way down to my foot fills with fluid every day. I can only wear sandals. I am going to start radiation to this muscle tomorrow. The Rad Doctor doesn't know if the fluid will go away, even after radiation. She doesn't wan to make any promises. Says it is unusual.
For Chemo they are looking into clinical trials for a new treatment on the spots on my muscles. I am hoping that someone knows something about this type of cancer and can share some information with me or steer me in the right direction.
I'm grateful for any help.