My mom was also diagnosed in October. She just started Avastin yesterday in combination with Oxyplatin and Gemzar. This will be her second round of treatments. The first round was Cisplatin and Gemzar. Unfortuntately, she did not get any shrinkage with these drugs. Hopefully she responds better to the new drugs. She is stage 3b (I think). She is seeing one of the oncologists at MDA in Houston.
I hope your father responds well to the Avastin. Good luck
My mom was diagnosed with cc in last month and two surgeons at her local hospital agreed to resect. We went to MD Anderson for a second opinion and were a disappointed to find that a decision was made that resection was not an option at this time and her case was assigned to a medical oncologist rather than one of the surgical oncologists or one of the oncologists at MDA that specializes in cc. At the end of the day, my parents were not comfortable at all with the experience at MDA and we’ve ended up back with her local oncologist. I think I probably do believe that the decision to not resect at this time was the right one, but I too was disappointed that we didn’t get to see someone who truly specializes in cc.
Any thoughts on this given your positive experience with MDA?