Apr 03, 2013 - 9:16 pm
something new today. Robert has adenosquamous carcinoma of the colon, which is pretty rare and the prognosis for stage IV is not as good as
the more common adenocarcinoma. Didn't know there was this type...
"The clinical signs and symptoms of colonic Ad-SCC are the same as those for a typical colonic adenocarcinoma, but the squamous cell component has been reported to have greater metastatic potential than the glandular cell component. Colonic Ad-SCC patients may experience a more aggressive clinical course and worse prognosis than colonic adenocarcinoma patients "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3205367/
I wonder if this is why some folks live longer with mCRC than others. Lots of questions for the doc next week.
Robert is still doing well on the trial...CEA is 2.8 and the tumors in the liver they are tracking are shrinking, dead or dying. 8 wk CT scan was today
so we will find out next week..the wait begins.
Thyroid numbers were not good last month, so we got to add synthroid the the meds. It seems to be helping with the fatigue, weight gain and depression.
I read about Buzz...another one gone. But never forgotten.
Best to all