December 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm #45650gavinModerator
I so hope that this works and that they can stick it to Leroy big time! I’m thinking of you and sending you a load of positive thoughts across the North Sea your way.
GavinDecember 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm #45649cinnaminParticipant
Best of luck, Kris! Blast Leroy to oblivion Safe journey
JanetDecember 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm #45648micsylParticipant
Lots of love and positive, healing light coming your way, Kris,xxxx
MichelleDecember 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm #45647moontjeParticipant
good luck… and a safe trip…
moontjeDecember 16, 2010 at 4:35 am #45646snezzieMember
You inspire me. Ever since I first came to this site, reading your posts helped me a great deal–made me smile or gave me valuable information or lifted me up a bit out of that deep, awful black hole
I am almost on the other side of the world from you and at times I think of you and wonder how you are and send you my hope.
Lesley.December 16, 2010 at 4:04 am #45645tommyMember
Thank You so much Marion. TommyDecember 16, 2010 at 3:48 am #45644marionsModerator
Tommy…No, you are not butting in because, navigating this site seems a bit confusing at first. But, if you so care to do and can’t find the right place to put out your question or a comment, you can always use the: General Discussion” link.
From what I have learned, ascities may very well recede with the application of the chemotherapy. So, I agree. Go with your Doc and try to relax. Good luck.
MarionDecember 16, 2010 at 3:45 am #45643jebbenMember
I know that most places in the US do RFA, but they only do it using CT or ultrasound guidance, which means that the maximum tumor size they can typically ablate is 5 cm. The new stereotactic technique combines 2D and 3D CT imaging, allowing interventional radiologists to ablate much larger tumors–some that are even larger than 10 cm. I talked to a bunch of IRs in the US about the procedure–most thought this was the future, but thought that it is currently too expensive/resource intensive to do before more studies come out.December 16, 2010 at 3:42 am #45642tommyMember
I’m not sure where to post my question so I hope I’m not butting in. My wife had a CT scan monday, talked to the Dr. before chemotherapy today and the scan showed ascites. Dr. didn’t seem to be to concerned about it and went ahead with chemo. Our oldest daughter did a little research and her information makes me feel we should be concerned. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. TommyDecember 16, 2010 at 3:36 am #45641tiapattyMember
Here is hoping Leroy gets good and uncomfortable and finds it all too hot to handle! When you are done there you can come to Chicago and we can freeze him out just to cover all the bases! It sounds like you will have a German kind of Christmas, hope you and Hans are able to enjoy it in the midst of all this.
PattyDecember 16, 2010 at 3:24 am #45640marionsModerator
jebbenl…..there are centers in the US performing RFA. Where are you located?
MarionDecember 16, 2010 at 12:59 am #45639jebbenMember
Best of luck to you in Germany. I have also been looking into some European centers and was excited to hear about stereotactic radiofrequency ablation being done in Innsbruck, Austria by Dr. Reto Bale. They have done some bigger studies and look like they have some great preliminary results—159 patients treated, 12 with tumor recurrence (10 underwent a second ablation and are now tumor free), and Dr. Bale is able to treat tumors >10 cm in radius with the stereotactic technique.
Maybe I’m getting excited about nothing—have read a couple of papers, but no one does this in the US yet. Did you hear about this or consider it?
Again, best of luck to you–my prayers are with you.December 16, 2010 at 12:01 am #45638darlaParticipant
Kris and Hans,
Good luck on your journey. I will be hoping for everything to go well. I will be thinking of both of you.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaDecember 16, 2010 at 12:00 am #45637jemimaMember
Good luck Kris. I hope the journey goes smoothly and sending you positive thoughts for the treatment.
Take care of yourself and Hans
JemimaDecember 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm #45636lainyParticipant
Kris and Hans, loads of thoughts and prayer and much good luck going out to you!!! Love YOU!
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