May 27, 2012 - 8:13 am
Just had my repeat CT and it showed no improvement, but the oncologist didn't say it was a lot worse. Next week need another bronchoscopy since the pulmonologist didn't take enough tissue the first time. They need DNA to first check to see if the cancer is EGFR or another acronym that are genetic.....he said 5% of lung cancer is. If it is, then they will make an oral targeted therapy for it.
In the mean time, we are doing nothing at all. My husband and I spent Friday and Saturday in shock and tears. It would seem that there would be something that could be done during this interim period, doesn't it?
Also the radiologist who read my CT did't bother to get the original scan, so her reading was incomplete and incorrect. Thankfully I had picked it up at the hospital and had the medical training to read it and knew it was terribly wrong. When I phoned the hospital and told them of the error, the radiology department was horrified and redid the summary but I have an appointment with the radiologist at the medical group where I go to have him read it since he both read the original and did my initial lymph node biopsy....I trust him.
This is a really rough time for both my dear hubby and me.....thank you for giving me a sounding board here.