Hi. A surprising update. The lung nodules are quite small and the are not ready to declare them mets yet. We go to see a thoracic surgeon next week to see is they are operable at some point.
Now the surprise. Despite having his arm amputated, the tumor has recurred locally under his shoulder. The recommendation is radiation foe 3 weeks to shrink tumor and then another surgery
I am trying hard to fight the feeling that we are back to where we were this time last year and am more than a little afraid this time. I guess this news knocked the wind out of our sails so to speak. Over the summer we almost started radiation but the main surgeon talked us out of it in favor of chemo. This cancer takes so many often unpredictable paths
Has anyone had success with fighting local recurrence following amputation? Or just fighting local recurrence? Any lessons learned?
Thank you. I read with interest the many success stories with votrient. To all of you, keep up the good fight. Has anyone taken votrient while also doing radiation?