CT Scan results, 2 months after last Y90 very bad
Saw my Oncologist yesterday, he brought the hammer down! He was grim and tried to take every last bit of my hope. My scan results were bad indeed. I have spots all in my lungs now, I only had a couple of tiny ones before. There was a lot of new dark areas in my liver.
The doctor actually told me that the two Y90 treatments and the ablation from last year on my liver did not do any good whatsoever and I need not go back to that radiologist for any further treatments. He says that any more treatment would not most likely help but only cause me more symptoms and pain.
The only thing that he had to offer is for me to start the Stivarga or he can start basically palliative treatment. I'm at the point that I dreaded to see coming. Either chemo now or just pack it in, you're done.
The Stivarga can cause horrible side effects:
- Severe and sometimes fatal hepatotoxicity has occurred in clinical trials.
- Monitor hepatic function prior to and during treatment.
- Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests or hepatocellular necrosis, depending upon severity and persistence.
This is only ONE of the side effects. It can and does cause serious skin problems, hemorhaging, increased infections. The list goes on.
I don't have a good feeling about it at all. The way my body reacts to treatments, is to reject them basically. I feared strongly that the Y90 treatments would just make me feel worse which it has and not help which it hasn't.
So the Doctor planned for me to start taking it today, which I haven't. I just cannot bring myself to add something toxic to my body that I am just working day to day to maintain and not be sick.
Just curious as to what others might do here if you were in my shoes. If you don't mind sharing that with me.
I am thinking more like taking my bucket list trip to Hawaii, come back and start from scratch maybe with a different Cancer center.
Would really appreciate your thoughts.
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