Jan 04, 2013 - 1:59 am
So, I meet with my Oncologist again today. We talk about the sugested treatment from Dr. JH Lenz USC. My Oncologist is on board for the treatment. We schdule the tests needed, Port inserted on the 10th, and schedule Chemo for the 15th.
He told me as many other Docs have, "Other then Cancer, you are extremely healthy." My wife and I laughed at the ironic statement. By the way, my B6 is low, my BMI is 18.2 so I can lose a little weight, and I just got my third cavity at 49. My CEA is under 2, my Octreotides, H5IAA are both within normal ranges. My Onc told me you do not have any obvious cancer markers, other then the 30 mets in my peritoneal cavity, the tumor in my Colon, and a skin cancer at the surgical site. Yes, telling me helps that I have no obvious markers.
Obviously, there must be a blood marker that has been overlooked. Would it not be smart to see what markers are low or high compared to others, so, in the future one could do a second test for future patients? Or, is it to much to expect for a Doc to learn or make conclusions?
I go in to another journey of Chemo amazed that Doctors really do not know as much as they think they know. We are using a lot of faith and trust in the few Doctors that seem to know what they are doing.
Best Always, mike
PS This was meant as irony as much as a rant. Thanks all for letting me vent!