I’m going in for an appointment with Dr.Lanauze at MDAnderson next Monday about embolization and a spleen embolization. Haven’t heard much about the spleen embolization. I’ll ask about xeloda. They’re also doing another biopsy for the genetic information.
They went through the groin. Side effect was very fatigued for 4-6 weeks, but he results for us were miraculous (hope more have same success). First one was in Feb 2014 and second in Nov 2014. Her I indicated that we probably could have done the second treatment sooner (at 6 months).
My mother had Radioembolization (the Y-90 spheres) twice. The second time they also gave her xeloda before and after the treatment. The treatments worked to kill the tumor so she has been treatment free and feeling fine since Nov. 2014. We go in for periodic scans and to get her port flushed. They have secondary insurance, but the bulk of the cost (if not all) was covered by medicare.
Diagnosed July 15, 2016 with cc. Currently on round 4 of gem/cis Chemo. Last week PET scan shows tumor shrinkage (the CA19-9 was correct) and no mets in other organs (had in lungs and adrenal above kidney) so going to do beads in the belly (embolization) after another 4 rounds of Chemo.
At least I feel there is some promising progress. I will read articles above since there are so many different embolization processes. Any info is welcome, especially personal experience.
In my research I’ve read that Medicare does not pay for ablation. Not that doc has said anything about this being an option, but I’m always looking to the future. Anyone now about this?