Sep 19, 2013 - 1:32 pm
I got the results of my PET scan yesterday. It wasn't the best news. I have developed some new cancer in the abdominal area. One being a tumor about an inch long which is in my incision hernia. Also there are several enlarged lymph nodes. At least it is all contained in the abdominal area so that was a plus. I have ascites as well. I have several options since I wasn't responding to carboplatins we are stopping that drug. The Dr. said he wanted me to go back to Charlotte where I was in a clincial trial after I had my debulking surgery wants me to get a second opinion from the doctor that treated me there. He was also checking into trying to if there were some clinical trials I could get into. He was very upfront with me and told me that he could not cure me of this cancer which I already knew that. So he gives me the choice to try something else as in Doxil and make me very sick with the chemo drugs or I can choose not to take any drugs and live my life feeling decent right now. He made me feel like there is nothing else he can do for me so I am going to get second opinions. Julie I know you have been on Doxil what side effects did you have?
I did inquire about having surgery to remove the turmor and lymph nodes but was told they can't take out all of those lymph nodes. Needless to say I am totally confused. Does anyone have imput on this? Are your doctors able to give you a prognosis? I have heard also if it comes back in 6 months there is very little chance of getting it in remission. I was in remission 6 to 7 months so I am on border line. So the bottom line is my decision to take more chemo or not take any. Thanks Ladies. As always m thoughts and pravers are with you ladies.