Jan 23, 2014 - 11:56 am
We have been trying to chase a soft tissue lesion along right internal illiac region since 6 months that showed up in PET scan with high SUV. Went in for laproscopic removal of the same and the biopsy came negative. But CEA continued to rise so went for PET scan after 3 months which showed the same soft tissue grown from 2.7 to 3.9 cm which means surgeon did not remove it. So went for open surgery again hoping to remove it. The same story repeated, biopsy came negative and CEA continued to raise, when we went for another PET scan couple days back, the same soft tissue is grown from 3.9 to 4.2 cm and new nodes in common illiac and right internal illiac region have shown up with the largest one measuring 1 cm.
Our onc this time suggested, chemo(FOLFIRI + avastin) is the only option.
Want to know, if there is any other option right now.
If we are taking chemo, what should we expect this time?
Thanks a lot for any inputs.
Son of Mom-
May'11 - LAR to remove tumour in rectum,
10/26 nodes +ve,
Radiation + chemo(FOLFOX) till Nov'11.
Dec'11 - PET scan clear