Jun 29, 2013 - 6:54 pm
Had a good scan (I think). Lymph nodes decreasing And the metastactic bone disease has not changed significantly.
The doctor feels the current chemo is working. He took him off one drug because it was causing myelosuppression: delaying his treatments to three weeks or more.
We got the report as we were leaving the doctors office. It would be nice to see it ahead of time or during the appointment so we could ask questions about the results. It is difficult to put all of this in context. The report said, There is persistent increased FDG within the distal esophagus and FDG uptake in these lymph nodes has resolved. What I think that means is the esophagus is still churning out cancer cells, but the chemo helped the lymph nodes.
Can anyone explain any of this more clearly? Does it mean the chemo helped the wandering cells but left the primary untouched?