Jan 19, 2014 - 3:50 am
update on my husband. he had a third MRI JAN 11 . It confirmed a very small vascular lesion, not metastasis.
so now he is seeing the cardiologist and getting an angiography scan this coming week .
he is still on herceptin and folfox and will have another pet scan FEB 17 to evaluate treatment.
He is feeling very good, hardly any side effects from the treatment.
just a note about what i've learned about chemo so far:
His oncologist said the effect of the oxaliplatin is not cumulative ( like cisplatin is ,he's had a total of nine rounds of cisplatin - 5 fu in the past and she doesn't want to give him any more) this time he is having four infusions of folfox before evaluation. ( he's already had folfox prior to this) she said from her experience , bad neuropathy starts around the sixth infusion of folfox and can become permanent at the eighth.
also, another i've learned, herceptin does not cross the blood brain barrier and folfox a bit only.
all the best to all,