Sep 15, 2013 - 3:12 pm
So went to see liver surgeon for 3 month check up, liver is doing great in it's recovery from the surgery, however in 3 months since surgery3 new tumors have showed up on it, apparently from the new primary tumor in my colon spreading out it's little cells. Also because of being off chemo since April, the tumors in lungs and thorax have increased a little.
This "new" primary tumor in the sigmoid colon showed up in October 2012 CT/PT scan but had disappeared after chemo in all subsequent scans (4 to date latest one done Friday) it only showed up after I asked for a colonoscopy in July and they couldn't get the scope to go around it. Have been trying for surgery since that date, but an error in a CT/PT scan report done before the upcoming colectomy (they listed my lung and thorax tumors as "mm" instead of what they actually were "cm") puttting a stop to the planned surgery. When my onc went to the radiologists office to personally go over the scan with them (he could not believe they were "mm") then surgery was put back on the plate.
So surgery on sigmoid colon Tuesday, testing to be done on it to see KRAS status, then back to chemo in a month, then back to we shall see what we can do for tumors back in that dang liver. SHUCKS!!!
So new primary is like being diagnosed all over again with stage IV, kind of strange isn't it? Go through all this starting 3 1/2 years ago, to start full circle again.
Still hanging in there,