Dec 04, 2012 - 6:49 am
Meeting with the surgeon tomorrow -after my husbands first pet scan. He's had 6 folfox treatments...only 3 with avastin. We will be asking about his experience with the surgery. He seems to be a good surgeon, all speak highly of him...he was referred by a doc friend. another local hospital does davinci but this one does not. what else should we discuss with him?
Update - 12/5: Surgeon said that the pet scan looked good! Some much needed positive news!! The para-aortic lymph nodes are not lighting up and nothing new is showing, rectal tumor has shrunk a bit. Onc wants to wait and do more chemo since it's working well. Thinking surgery maybe in the spring. He started chemo mid-sept. Anyone think waiting that long could be a problem? Should we ask more questions or get another opinion?