Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day with family, friends, and loved ones.
I have a question about my husband's treatment plan. For those who don't remember, my husband was dx stage 4 rectal canncer with mets to liver in June 2011. He had chemo, liver resection, radiation. Then the surgery for the primary tumor had to be cancelled becuase of new liver lesions that popped up during radiation. He just finished 6 months of Folfiri and had scans last week. The surgeon said no areas were lighting up and the CT was clear. He said it was a good time for a chemo break. He wants to see if any more tumors come back like they did last time. That is confusing to me. Why wouldn't he do another liver resection? He said the scan shows no cancer but I always thought surgery was the best choice. I just don't understand this approach at all. I love the idea of a chemo break but last time he had a chemo break for surgery and then radiation 4 new lesions popped up. It is just confusing and they said they would not even do surgery on the rectal tumor now. Has anyone else had this approach? Any comments are much appreciated! Blessings, Teri