Sep 09, 2013 - 5:15 pm
I met with a thoracic surgeon today. My case went to the tumor board this morning. It was decided that I have too many (5) lung mets and they are all too small (most only a few millimetres). The decision is that my best bet is chemo, folfiri and avastin then see how things go. Surgery or sbrt may be an option later. However, something interesting is that this particular surgeon is starting a clinical trial for lung mets where chemo is delivered just to the lungs, similar to the HAI pump for the liver. He said I would be the ideal candidate for this trial, but it doesn't until next fall. He also said there is done other interesting stuff happening, but didn't comment any further.
So now my question is, when do I start chem? I was given the option if starting now or waiting for another scan in three months and reassessing then. What gave others done? The doctors don't have much to say either way. These lung things were stable for a year. Now in the past four months have showed growth. I'm a bit lost.