Jan 31, 2013 - 7:16 am
My husband had a PET scan yesterday as followup for the initial radiation/Zeloda regimen. Our onc told us there was "good response" on the primary tumor. However, there are now two Supraclavicular lymph nodes that look to be involved on the R side. It also showed sinusitis on the L side. He has had a miserable cold since the 1st part of Dec and started taking antibiotics ten days ago because of chronic inflammation in his R bronchial tube.
Our doctor's suggestion was to wait and rescan to make sure it was not an inflammatory response to cold/flu/bronchitis. But concluding it is probable EC Metastasis. She said it could be biopsied. When I further questioned her about starting chemo, she said with just the lymph node she wasn't sure she would start it just yet. That if you use these agents early it may not have a response as more metasises appear. I then asked her about starting the Herceptin and never got a clear answer.
The chemo they would use is TAXOL & CARBOPLATIN
Our second opinion prescribed OXALIPLATIN, CAPECITABINE & TRASTUZMAB (HERCEPTIN)
Any input on suggested plan of attack or chemo agents proposed would be much appreciated. No information is insignificant to us so give us your all.
With much gratitude, Deb