Sep 04, 2013 - 2:22 pm
It has been almost 9 months since I first posted here on behalf of my father's disease. (http://csn.cancer.org/node/251404). I did get immense support from many here, thank you for that.
My father was on Stage 4 pharyngial cancer, with a bone metastasis when the treatment started. After 9 chemo sessions and 33 radiations, we had our PET CT in July. The result is a bit mixed, with the primary location showing increased activity in the scan. The Bone Mets shows decreased activity. But, there is an additional lung Mets. Doctors has put him for another 6 weeks of chemo with Abraxane.
I have a few questions to the group.
1. Has anyone here treated with Abraxane? I read online that Abraxane is kind of last resort when other chemo drugs fail. Does that mean we do not have much hope? I know this is a question to be asked to the oncologists, but I could like to know from the experienced people first.
2. Has anyone here had similar PET scan results with increased activity and later had it reduced ?