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Hello, Last month I had an appt. with Dr Fong at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He said that the growth of tumors in the left lobe of my liver along with the large tumor in the right lobe leaves resection out as treatment. However, I have an appt. on June 1st with Dr Kemeny at MSK to evaluate suitability for the implantation of a chemo pump that feeds directly into the hepatic artery. This allows for a much stronger concentration of a derivative of 5-FU. Dr Fong would do the surgical implantation. There is data that shows very good results with tumor shrinkage. The people I met at MSK were very helpful and friendly. Here’s hoping.
Hello, I had an appointment at Sloan Kettering Rockefeller Clinic with Dr. Yuman Fong last month. Dr. Fong is a surgical Oncologist.My tumors are so diffuse and resection is not an option. However, June 1st I have and appointment with Dr. Nancy Kemeny, a medical Oncologist, to determine if I am a candidate for an implantable liver chemo pump. The people I met have been very helpful and friendly.
My “Plan of Attack” was changed for the very worst last week. First on Wednesday a we were driving to the hospital for the embolization procedure the cell phone rang and it was the Special Procedures nurse informing us that the procedure was canceled. A phone call from the Surgical Oncologist explained that the embolization was canceled because the CT from the week before revealed that my tumors had grown too large for a successful resection. An appointment with a Radiation Oncologist on Friday had the same outcome; My tumors were too large for tomotherapy. I have an appointment with my Oncologist to work out a Chemo regimen. It doesn’t seem promising. Peace
I also have suffered from night sweats on and off. The last round being last week. I’d wake up, my shirt soaked, my hair soaked. They have abated this week. Thank God for small favors.
Hello again. Thank everyone for your posts to this thread. I wish each and everyone the very best under what are very stressful times. I will be posting on the general discussion board as my saga continues