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Scan results

chicoturner's picture
Posts: 285
Joined: Apr 2009

Hi everyone, I got a call from the Onc today with my results from Tues. scans. It seems the spots that have been on my lungs all year are still there, despite increasing the iriontecan dose. I am so disappointed, I guess I was really expecting at least some shrinkage. But, I should know better than to "expect" any certain thing! I'll go see him in a week or 2, after my bowels settle down. He told me to take a couple to 3 weeks off as the cat scan showed by bowels thickening. He feels certain that is the chemo side affects. I know I should be happy it didn't spread or get larger, but I will say I am very sad. But, I will get over it...again and keep up the fight. thanks for listening to me whine! Jean

Kathleen808's picture
Posts: 2361
Joined: Jan 2009

Sorry that you are feeling disappointed. I know that we all want this cancer to just be gone. It is good that right now it looks stable. I hope you feel well with the 3 weeks off.

Also this is the place to whine, rage, cry, celebrate, let it all out, whatever it is.

Take care now.


Crow71's picture
Posts: 681
Joined: Jan 2010

Hey Jean - I hate it for you that you got disappointing news. We work so hard to fight this disease and deal with the side effects. We all have the right to expect good results, even though we "should know better." "Didn't spread or get larger" will have to suffice for now as good news. Be sad, but don't stay sad. Enjoy your break. Get happy and hopeful again. Soon you'll be telling us "real" good news.

PhillieG's picture
Posts: 4912
Joined: May 2005

I've been dealing with stable for many years. Stable is OK by me, it contains the word "able" in it.
Hang in there.

dianetavegia's picture
Posts: 1953
Joined: Mar 2009

Hey Jean,
I'm sorry the spots have not shrunk, but I'm so thankful that they have not grown. Like Phil said 'stable contains able'.

We know Who is able and I'll pray for the bowel thickening and spots on your lungs.


geotina's picture
Posts: 2123
Joined: Oct 2009

I'm sorry the news was not what you had hoped for. Things are stable and that is good. My hubby has mets to lungs and like you, I want them gone with the chemo, right now his are not growing and there are no new ones, and some have disappeared so I take joy in that part of it. Enjoy your break for now then get back in the fight. Take care - Tina

Posts: 3692
Joined: Oct 2009

Hi Jean,

I am sorry you are didn't hear the news you hoped for + that you are feeling disappointed. I like what Phil said, "stable contains able".

Posts: 965
Joined: Nov 2008

I am sorry that the scan results weren't exactly as you were hoping but it is certainly good news to have a stable scan. My thoughts are with you.


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