Dec 02, 2013 - 4:17 pm
This is my first post. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in my right tibia with metastasis to lungs in Sept 2013. I just recently finished my neo-adjuvant chemo consisting of high dose methotrexate as well as cisplatin and doxorubicin. I had an MRI and chest CT scan last week to measure my progess. My chemo oncologist told me that my results were quite impressive and that it was the best response he had seen to the chemo. I know this is great news but I still don't know how much that means. Can a good response to chemo predict overall outcome?
I will be getting limb salvage surgery and a thoractomy in the next month. Dr. said the lung lesions have mostly disappeared aside from two that have calcified and will be surgically removed.
Any insight on chemo response would be greatly appreciated!