Sep 27, 2012 - 9:02 pm
Well the pet scan came back. There are 5 lymph nodes around the left clavical that are lighting up. The local oncologist is a little surprised that the cancer showed up again so fast since the JUne 6 patholgy on the removed esophgus and lymph nodes indicated that the cancer cells were dead and the HER test was in my favor. So I guess I am now considered stage 4.
The first round of chemo in April/May was Taxol and carboplatin. Now we are looking at 5fu/ cisplatin/ Epirubican for a more agressive treatment. ( and also take another biospy for a second HER testing) We are waiting for a 2nd opinion appointment at U of Iowa cancer center to determine if it should be done as inpatient or out patient. Last time U of I indicated with that combination of drugs the oncologist would do as inpatient to be able to control the nausea and vomiting caused by the drugs. I guess considering I had a compromised stomach from the radiation after the surgery, inpatient might be smart.. Hopefully we can get this started in about a week.
I am crossing my fingers and praying this knocks the socks off this beast so I can get back to a more normal life. I was finally feeling normal again.
Paul I know you had mentioned others that had a similar flare up, are there others that had nodules flare up and got rid of it long term?